RD589 - Virginia Department of Veterans Services Commissioner’s 2018 Annual Report – December 1, 2018

Executive Summary:

*This report was replaced in its entirety by the Department of Veterans Services on January 14, 2019.

Please find enclosed the Department of Veterans Services’ Commissioner’s FY2018 Annual Report to the Governor and General Assembly. This is an annual report, required under Virginia Code § 2.2-2004, on the status, progress and prospects of veterans services in the Commonwealth.

Your Department of Veterans Services is strong, with talented and passionate employees who are totally committed to serving those who have served our Nation. Under your leadership, our innovative Military Medics and Corpsman (MMAC) pilot program became a permanent program to get veterans hired into medical jobs and we have a bold goal of ensuring 300 medics and corpsmen are hired by the end of your term. We are on track to break ground on our two new veteran care centers in 2019 and have them open before the end of your administration. Virginia continues to be a national leader in the eradication of veteran homelessness with 4,445 veterans housed. And, finally, we have assisted almost 40,000 veterans find good jobs through the Virginia Values Veterans Program, and we look forward to meeting your V3 goal of 35,000 veterans hired by the end of your administration.

I stand ready to address any questions you may have regarding the Report.


John L. Newby II