NC Department of Military & Veterans Affairs




87,000NC veteran owned businesses 2014 - SBA reported 11% of small businesses are Veteran owned
6thin the nation with 84,073 women veterans
$66 billionEconomic impact Includes Military, Veterans, NC National Guard

Secretary Cornell A. Wilson

Major General Cornell A Wilson Jr., has the skills, dedication and experience to lead the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to better serve our state for generations to come." - Gov. Pat McCrory

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Under the leadership of Secretary Cornell Wilson, the new Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will focus on protecting North Carolina’s military installations, working with the communities around military bases, helping military families and veterans get the support and services they need, and helping connect veterans with jobs. Cornell Wilson has served under Governor McCrory as Military Affairs Advisor since October 2013. A retired Marine Corps Major General,  he last served as the Commanding General of U.S. Marine Forces Southern Command in Miami,Fl and the Deputy Commanding General of Marine Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. 
For the military and veterans, the governor has initiated in-state tuition for veterans, veterans driver’s licenses, veterans treatment courts, and counting military experience for becoming things like commercial driver’s or police officers. The governor cited the newly created departments as a way to build on this progress.