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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: July 15, 2015 at 10 a.m.
    Location: Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond VA 23220

For more information, please contact:

Meeting schedule for 2015

  • January 15
  • March 18
  • May 20
  • July 15
  • October 21
  • December 16


Veteran Service Organization JLC Representative Alternate

Air Force Association

Harold Barton

Jeff Platte

American Legion

Brett Reistad

Dale Chapman


Richard Mansfield

Association of the U.S. Army

Don Kaiserman

Robert Sempek

Disabled American Veterans

Allan McCroskey

Curtis Jennings

Fleet Reserve Association

Abe Zino

Jeffrey Gilmartin

Korean War Veterans Association

John Edwards

Tim Whitmore

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

Rich Rinaldo

Jack Murray

Marine Corps League

John Prendergast

Bruce Steeley

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Pete Fairchild

James Samuel

Military Order of the World Wars

Bill Barrett

Bill Townsley


Stu Williams

Vic Pena


Chip Moran

Dan Dennison

Navy Seabee Veterans of America

Glenn Rodriguez

Frank Driscoll

Non-Commissioned Officers Association

Matthew Dailey

Jon Ostrowski


Paralyzed Veterans of America

David Coffield

Reserve Officers Association

Carmen Gentile

Kelly Niernberger

Roanoke Valley Veterans Council

James Clem

Dan Karnes

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Tom Gimble

Dan Boyer

Vietnam Veterans of America

George Corbett

Charles Montgomery

Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Associated

Robert Huffman

Robert Barnette

Virginia National Guard Association

Shawn Otto

John Velleca

Women Marines Association

Marie Juliano

Vice Chairman of the Board of Veterans Services

Johnny Johnson

Chairman of the Veterans Services Foundation

Rich Schollmann

Commissioner 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.