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Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations

The Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations provides a vehicle for veterans service organizations to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Services on meeting the needs of Virginia’s veterans. The Joint Leadership Council is open to one representative from each qualifying veterans service organization in Virginia that chooses to participate. Additional organizations will be added as certification documents are submitted. All veterans organizations are encouraged to join this initiative to support Virginia’s veterans and their families, by contacting the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Meeting: Regular business meeting
    Date/Time: October 21, 2015 at 10 a.m.
    Location: American Legion Building, 1708 Commonwealth Avenue, Richmond

For more information, please contact:

Meeting schedule for 2015

  • January 15
  • March 18
  • May 20
  • July 15
  • October 21
  • December 18


Veteran Service Organization JLC Representative Alternate

Air Force Association

Harold Barton

Jeff Plate

American Legion

Richard Oertel

Dale Chapman


Richard Mansfield

Association of the U.S. Army

Robert Sempek

Tom Stephen

Disabled American Veterans

Curtis Jennings

Fleet Reserve Association

William Ashton

Abe Zino

Korean War Veterans Association

Tim Whitmore

Leo Ruffing

Legion of Valor of the U.S., Inc.

Robert Herbert

Rich Rinaldo

Marine Corps League

John Prendergast

John Clickener

Military Order of the Purple Heart

James Cuthbertson

Mark Atchison

Military Order of the World Wars

Bill Barrett

Bill Townsley


Stu Williams

Vic Pena


Dan Dennison

Chip Moran

Navy Seabee Veterans of America

Glenn Rodriguez

Frank Driscoll

Non-Commissioned Officers Association

Jon Ostrowski



Paralyzed Veterans of America

Terry Labar

Reserve Officers Association

David Sitler

Terrence Moore

Roanoke Valley Veterans Council

Perry Taylor

Dan Karnes

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Dan Boyer

Tom Gimble

Vietnam Veterans of America

Charles Montgomery

George Corbett

Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Associated

Robert Huffman

Robert Barnette

Virginia National Guard Association

Adam Provost

Women Marines Association

Marie Juliano

Chairman of the Board of Veterans Services

Don Kaiserman

Chairman of the Veterans Services Foundation

Brad Antle

Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services

John L. Newby II


  • The 2016 JLC Initiatives will be adopted at the July 15, 2015 meeting. A summary sheet and position papers will be posted as soon as they are available.