Veterans Commission

The Oklahoma Veterans Commission is the controlling board of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. It is composed of nine members, of which at least 8 are honorably discharged Veterans; provided three of the members shall be Veterans of the Vietnam Conflict and one shall be a Veteran of the Persian Gulf Wars.

The members are selected in the following manner:

  • The state executive board or committee of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the National Guard Association of Oklahoma shall each submit to the Governor a list of five persons qualified to serve as members of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission.
  • The Governor shall name one member from each of these organizations to serve on the Commission.
  • The Governor shall also appoint three members at large, one of whom may be a non-Veteran on the condition they have a family member residing in one of the state’s 7 Veterans Centers.
  • Members of the Oklahoma Veterans Commission shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

In addition, it administers the veterans program in Oklahoma through a Director appointed by and responsible to the Commission. The Office of the Director is maintained in the Central office which is located in the Veterans Memorial Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From this location, the Director exercises operational oversight of the two principal operations of the Department: The Oklahoma Veterans Centers and the Claims and Benefits Division.

Paul Costilow
Vice-Chair/At-Large Representative

Phone: 405-523-4000

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Larry Van Schuyver
Chairman/Military Order of the Purple Heart

Phone: 405-523-4000

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Dr. Andrew Lasser
At-Large Representative

Phone: 405-523-4000

Jerry Ball
The American Legion

Phone: 405-523-4000

Email
Tom Richey
Paralyzed Veterans of America

Phone: 405-523-4000

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Lloyd Smithson
National Guard Association

Phone: 405-523-4000

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Gary Secor
Secretary/Veterans of Foreign Wars

Phone: 405-523-4000

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Merline LeDay-Mauney
Disabled American Veterans

Phone: 405-523-4000

Mike Jackson
At-Large Representative
Friday, Jan 31, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

Friday, Jul 31, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

Friday, Feb 28, 2020, 10am

Ardmore Veterans Center
1015 S. Commerce St.
Ardmore, OK 73401

Friday, Aug 28, 2020, 10am

Norman Veterans Center
1776 E. Robinson
Norman, OK 73070

Friday, Mar 27, 2020, 10am

CANCELED

Friday, Sep 25, 2020, 10am

Talihina Veterans Center
10014 SE. 1138th Ave.
Talihina, OK 74571

Friday, Apr 24, 2020, 10am

CANCELED

Friday, Oct 30, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

Friday, May 29, 2020, 10am

Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans Center
501 SE Flowermound Rd.
Lawton, OK 73501

Friday, Nov, 20, 10am

Claremore Veterans Center
3001 W. Blue Starr Drive
Claremore , OK 74017-0988

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020, 10am

Vezey Veterans Complex
2132 NE 36th
OKC, OK 73111

No Meeting Scheduled

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