The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has named a new commandant for its veterans home at King.
Richard Mapes will take over the facility which has been troubled by reports of inadequate care for its 650 residents and poor living conditions. Mapes will assume the responsibilities March 19th. He has been a member of the Navy Reserve for more than 30 years while accumulating 20 years of experience as a senior living and retirement facilities administrator. Former commandant Jim Knight was reassigned last year.