General Information

Veterans Education Training and Employment (VETE)
The  Veterans Education Training and Employment (VETE) directorate of the Virginia Department of Veteran’s Services ensures that every Veteran or eligible person has a full and fair opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential through access to the G.I. Bill approved post-secondary educational, training/licensure/certification, entrepreneurial institutions, V3 certified employers and Virginia Colleges and Universities. Currently, more than 1000 institutions with various programs are approved in Virginia.

VETE houses the:

State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training (SAA)

Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP)

Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program/Virginia Transition Assistance Program

Approved Facilities List

Approved Facilities List (251KB)

Contact Information

Name Title Phone
Annie Walker Director (804) 225-2721
Martina Murray Assistant Director (804) 236-2702
Ira McClellan Senior Regional Manager (804) 448-1902
Timothy Freeman Regional Manager (757) 615-6562
James Chambliss Regional Manager (804) 840-7903
Tramaine Carroll-Payne Regional Manager 804-248-1239
Keia Watkins Operations Manager (804) 225-2083
Trinika Lewis-Wilson Operations Coordinator (804)-225-2720
Andrew Schwartz Transition Assistance Program Manager &
Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program Manager

(804) 786-0597
Mrs. Mel Sanchez Office Manager/VMSDEP Administrator (804) 225-2083


Veterans Education and Training Technical Handbook 2013 (543KB)

New School Certifying Official Handbook

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