North Carolina State Veterans Affairs Commission (VAC)

The Veterans Affairs Commission functions to advise the Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs on matters relating to the affairs of Veterans in North Carolina, to maintain a continuing review of the operation and budgeting of existing programs for Veterans and their dependents, and to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the awarding of scholarships for Children of North Carolina Veterans.


Commission Members Advisory Committee Members

Elree Smith, Chairman

Terry Hales, Vice-Chairman

Ronald Perez

Michael Worley

Larry Pendry

John Scherer

Joseph (Joe) W. Adamczyk

John C. Boesch

Larry Townsend

William L. Shillito

Leonard Scruggs

Hon. Jane E. Campbell

Jacob ‘Jake’ Roth, State Commander, American Ex-Prisoners of War

Evan Thompson, State Commander, NC Department of the American Legion

Randy Ferguson, State Commander, AMVETS

Dr. Michael Graham, Commander, Disabled American Veterans

Jeffrey D. Jones, State Commandant, Marine Corps League

Allen Payne, State Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars

James Hicks, State Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart

Rossie M. Nance, Jr., President, North Carolina State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America

David Lee, President, North Carolina State Council, Military Officers Association of America

Rev. Katherine Washington-Williams, State Commander, National Association of Black Veterans