The Department Service Commission (DSC) was established on June 20, 1987 to have jurisdiction and control over all service-related and rehabilitative activities of the Department of Virginia.


The governing body consists of the Supervisor of the Roanoke NSO Office, at least 6 Commissioners, serving 3-year terms of office, and the Chairs of the following Service Committees/Programs:


  •  DAV Transportation Program for Virginia & Washington, D.C. VAMCs

  •  Department and Chapter Service Officers (DSO’s/CSO’s)

  •  Employment Committee

  •  Finance Committee 

  •  Homeless Veterans Committee

  •  Incarcerated Veterans Assistance Committee (IVAC)

  •  Local Veterans Assistance Program (LVAP)

  •  State VAVS Chairperson

  •  Veterans Treatment Docket

  •  Emergency Relief Committee

  •  Winter Sports Clinic Committee

  •  Women Veterans Committee


DSC Chairman:              John W. King, PDC


                                    to e-mail the Chairman: click here

DSC/LVAP Secretary:  Debbie Wood

                                    540-206-2575, ext 3

                                    to e-mail Ms. Wood: click here


DSC Employee Handbook, (in process of updating)

DSC Policy & Procedures, (in process of updating)



LVAP Policy-Department , click here

National LVAP Reporting Memo (2016), click here

LVAP Monthly Report Form, click here

LVAP Individual Report Form, click here

LVAP PowerPoint Seminar, 2017,  click here

DSC Organization Chart, click here