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Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations

The mission of the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations (the JLC) is to provide advice and assistance to the Governor, General Assembly and the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) on matters of concern to the veterans community and provides a conduit of information to and from the veterans service organizations on policy and legislation, pending and enacted, as well as information on existing services.

The JLC is composed of one representative from qualifying veterans service organizations (VSOs), to be appointed by the Governor.  The Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services and the Chairs of the Board of Veterans Services and the Veterans Services Foundation or their designees, serve as nonvoting ex officio members.

VSO representatives are nominated by their organization and appointed by the Governor.

Qualifying veterans service organizations shall be (i) composed principally of and controlled by veterans of the United States Armed Forces, (ii) a registered nonprofit organization in good standing, incorporated for the purpose of promoting programs designed to assist veterans of the armed forces of the United States and their eligible spouses, orphans, and dependents, and (iii) active and in good standing with its parent national organization, if such a parent organization exists.

The appointed veterans service organization representative may designate an alternate to attend meetings of the Council in the absence of such representative.

Veterans service organizations are encouraged be a part of the JLC in support of Virginia’s veterans and their families.

2024 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are open to the public.  Meeting location (in-person) or Zoom instructions (virtual) will be announced approximately two weeks prior.

  • January 17 at 9:15 a.m. @ General Assembly Building, Conference Room 800 (2024 JLC Day at the General Assembly), 201 N 9th St, Richmond, VA 23219
  • March 21 at 10:30 a.m. @ Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond VA 23220
  • June 27 (new date) at 10:00 a.m. @ Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St, Richmond VA 23220
  • September 19 at 10:00 a.m.
  • December 12 at 10:00 a.m. (NOTE:  date subject to change)

For more information, please contact:

  • Kevin Hoffman, JLC Chairman                                                                                 571-344-8616  or         
  • Steven Combs, DVS Chief Deputy Commissioner                                                 804-221-3602  or


Veterans Service Organization/Board/Department JLC Representative/Member as of 04/11/2024 JLC Alternate Representative as of 04/11/2024

Air Force Association

Richard Shook

Marc Boswell

Air Force Sergeants Association

Richard Mansfield

John R. Cooper

American Legion

William Aramony

Bill Feasenmyer

Association of the U.S. Army

Glenn Yarborough

Michael Flanagan

Disabled American Veterans

Denice Williams

Lisa Gregory

Fifth Baptist Church Veterans Ministry

Thad A. Jones

Elaine Reed

Fleet Reserve Association

Sha'ron (Marty) Martin

Christopher J. Murray

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Lance Lesher

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

Jack Hilgers

Rich Rinaldo

Marine Corps League

John Clickener

David L. Jennings

Military Officers Association of America

Monti Zimmerman

John Down

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Mark Atchison

James Cuthbertson

Military Order of the World Wars

Vernon Peters

Owen Waltman

National Vet Court Alliance Inc.

Daniel Cortez

Navy Mutual Aid Association

Michelle Domingue

Meredith Burns

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Preston Curry

Reserve Organization of America

Terrence Moore

David Sitler

Roanoke Valley Veterans Council

Dan Karnes

Perry Taylor

Student Veterans of America

Katherine Martinez

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Rick Raskin

Joanne Smith

Vietnam Veterans of America

George Corbett

Charles Montgomery

Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Associated

Carl Holcomb

Virginia National Guard Association

Kevin Hoffman

Jay L. Marts

Women Marines Association

Ann Crittenden

Patricia Fitzgerald

Wounded Warrior Project

Jose Ramos

Jeremy Villanueva

Chairman of the Board of Veterans Services (ex officio)

Michael Dick

Carl Bedell

Chairman of the Veterans Services Foundation (ex officio)

Brad Williamson

Michael Coleman

Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (ex officio)

Chuck Zingler

ANNUAL REPORTS - five most recent reports posted. Prior reports available on request

Recordings of electronic meetings

Recordings of virtual (electronic) meetings are available on request