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Cabinet/Veterans & Defense Affairs

Secretary Carlos Hopkins serves as Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs.

As Secretary, Hopkins is responsible for the oversight of all veterans-related issues in Virginia, executed through the Department of Veteran Services, and ensuring that a productive relationship is maintained with the military services and Department of Defense activities located within the Commonwealth. Secretary Hopkins also leads Governor Northam’s initiatives focused on military communities to ensure that Virginia remains the base and installation location of choice and is the most “military-friendly” state in the nation for the hundreds of thousands of Servicemen and women and their families who serve throughout the state and call Virginia home.  To learn more click here.