WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today welcomed the news that Glenn A. Costie is the new Medical Center Director at the Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC). Costie took over this morning for Acting Medical Center Director William A. Montague today.

“Under Bill Montague’s leadership, the Dayton VA has made great strides in restoring public confidence,” Brown said. “As an innovator in veterans outreach strategies, Glenn Costie has a strong history of success in his various leadership positions at VA centers throughout the country. Continuing on Director Montague’s efforts, I’m confident that the VA will continue to improve the quality care it offers to Miami Valley veterans. I look forward to working with Mr. Costie to create a culture of transparency and accountability at the Dayton VA.”

Costie was previously serving as Medical Center Director for the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He has also served in leadership positions at VA Medical Centers in Cleveland, Baltimore, Chicago, West Haven, CT, and Martinsburg, WV.

In April, Brown held a U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs field hearing in Dayton. The hearing examined a new report released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General about mismanagement of the dental clinic at the Dayton VA Medical Center.

Brown is working to make Dayton home to the Veterans Affairs Health Administration (VHA) Archives. Currently, the VA archives are kept in multiple locations. When the VHA decided to consolidate its archives into one central location, Dayton was immediately considered as a potential home. If Dayton is chosen, the facility would be open to the public and would be the central location for all records, photos and information gathered by the VHA over the years. It would be housed in two buildings. This complex would bring jobs to the Miami Valley and solidify its reputation as a region with a high-concentration of military and veteran's expertise and knowledge.