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​Pennsylvania State Veterans Commission

Pennsylvania's more than 700,000 veterans and their families deserve the best possible support in gratitude for their service and sacrifice. To help assure the necessary support is provided, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) oversees the Pennsylvania State Veterans Commission.

The commission is tasked with advising the adjutant general and the department on all matters pertaining to the status, welfare, benefits, employment and support of veterans and veterans' programs in this commonwealth. It meets regularly to consider, among other things, pending legislation at the federal and state levels that is of interest to veterans.

The State Veterans Commission consists of representatives from organizations throughout the commonwealth that are working one-on-one with our veterans in our communities and have the greatest understanding of veterans' needs. 

The state commander, commandant, or head of his designee of each of the following named veterans organizations:

Four members at-large appointed by the governor each of whom shall be a veteran and a member in good or regular standing of a Pennsylvania branch, post, lodge or club of a recognized national veterans organization active in the commonwealth. At least one member shall be a female veteran, and at least one member shall be a veteran of the Vietnam Era. The state adjutants of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Executive Director of AMVETS serve as nonvoting members.

2023 SVC Meeting Dates & Materials

Meeting locations are subject to change upon special event or circumstance. For questions on meetings and commission information, email DMVA at or call us at 717-861-6510.

All meetings are in compliance with The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Title II; Subtitle A, Nondiscrimination in State and Local Government Services. Anyone wishing to attend these meetings who need special accommodation due to a disability, please call 717-861-6510.

2022 Meeting Materials