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Board of Veterans Services

The Board of Veterans Services is responsible for monitoring the welfare of Virginia’s veterans and setting policies to enhance veteran services across the Commonwealth.

2024 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are open to the public.

  • May 3, 2024, 11: a.m., Virtual (Zoom)
  • June 20, 2024 10:00 a.m., Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond.
  • September 26, 2024 10:00 a.m., Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond
  • December 13, 2024 10:00 a.m.  (NOTE:  date subject to change), Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond.

For more information, contact:

  • Carl Bedell, BVS Chairman,  210-380-5282 or carl@carlbedell.com
  • Steven Combs, DVS Deputy Commissioner,  804-786-0294 or steven.combs@dvs.virginia.gov

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Veterans Services, please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for more information on how to apply:  https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/va-government/boards-and-commissions/

Please do not send resumes or nominations to DVS. 

Members as of 06/20/2024

Name City Position

Carl Bedell, Chairman

Arlington

Attorney; U.S. Army veteran

Victor Angry

Woodbridge

A is For Angry LLC; Retired Command Sergeant Major, ARNG

David Ashe

Virginia Beach

Attorney, Alperin Law. Colonel, USMCR

Delegate Jason Ballard

Pearisburg

General Assembly of Virginia;
U.S. Army veteran; U.S. Army Reserves

Joe Campa

Arlington

11th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (Retired); CEO, Kent, Campa and Kate Incorporated

Senator Jennifer Carroll Foy

Prince William

General Assembly of Virginia

Scott Davidson

Leesburg

Captain, U.S. Army (Retired), Chief Executive Officer, The GCO Consulting Group

Michael Dick

Earlysville

Retired Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

Senator Tara Durant

Stafford

General Assembly of Virginia

Robert Eisiminger

Fairfax Station

Founder Knight Point Systems, U.S. Army Veteran

Delegate Michael Feggans

Virginia Beach

General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Air Force veteran

Mario Flores

Fairfax

United States Army Congressional Defense Fellow, U.S. Army veteran

Delegate Jackie Glass

Norfolk

General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Navy veteran

Vincent L. Griffith

Alexandria

President, MRO and International Solutions, Noble; RADM USN Ret

Joyce Henderson

Alexandria

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Carlton Kent

Woodbridge

16th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (Retired); President, Kent, Campa and Kate Incorporated

John Lesinski

Winchester

Executive VP Colliers International, Retired Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

Terence E. McKnight

Fairfax Station

VP Government Relations, CAES - Microelectronics Solutions; Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Matthew Miller

Arlington

Chief of Staff to Representative Ben Cline; U.S. Navy Veteran

Senator Russet Perry

Loudoun

General Assembly of Virginia

Delegate Joshua Thomas

Prince William County

General Assembly of Virginia, U.S. Marine Corps veteran

Melissa Watts

Moseley

Director of Procurement, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

Chuck Zingler (ex officio)

Richmond

Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, U.S. Navy Retired Captain

Brad Williamson (ex officio)

Yorktown

Chair, Veterans Service Foundation Board of Trustees

Kevin Hoffman (ex officio)

Blackstone

Chair, Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations, Virginia National Guard

Rick St. John (ex officio)

Richmond

Chair, Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board of Directors

Recordings of electronic meetings

An audio or video recording is made when the BVS holds an electronic (virtual) meeting.  An audio or video copy of the following electronic meetings is available on request:  June 10, September 16, November 13, and December 17, 2020; April 16 and June 29, 2021; and December 16, 2022