(Denver) – The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has selected Aaron Termain as director of the Veterans Community Living Centers.
Termain recently retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Col. following 28 years of service. He will begin his new position Nov. 16.
Termain will be responsible for managing approximately 600 employees, overseeing care of more than 500 facility and domiciliary beds, and managing a budget of $50 million. He will work closely with leadership teams and care providers to oversee quality care delivery and
customer service in each Veteran’s Community Living Center.
Termain also will be charged with developing long-term strategies for the division and working with local veterans agencies.
“We are pleased to welcome Aaron to the position of director of the Veterans Community Living Centers,” said Sarah Aurich, acting director of the Office of Community Access and Independence. “His experience in the healthcare arena, exemplary military service and
passion for serving veterans will be the perfect match as he leads our team of caregivers serving our nation’s veterans.”
Termain last commanded the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion, an interdisciplinary healthcare team consisting of 185 military and civilian team members that included physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, pharmacists and administrative support. The battalion served more than 480 injured service members and transitioned over 800 service members and their families.
Termain previously served as the lead medical plans and policy officer for NORAD/Northcom, executive officer for the 528th Operations Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C., commander of the Special Operations Medical Detachment at Fort Bragg, and in other leadership positions in
Larissa, Greece and Fort Lewis, Wash.
Termain’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., and a master’s in Public Health from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.