"Serving Those Who Served"


The National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) is an organization with a history dating back to 1946. In the aftermath of World War II many veterans earned State and Federal benefits which required coordinated efforts to assure that veterans received these entitlements. Thus, states developed a Department or Agency specifically to manage veterans’ affairs and carry out the responsibility for veteran services and program.

The NASDVA members represent all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Nationally, we are the second largest provider of services to veterans and our roles continue to expand.

State Directors as leaders of governmental agencies are tasked by their respective Governors, State Boards and/or Commissions with a the responsibility to address the needs of veterans regardless of age, gender, era of service, military branch or circumstance of service. Collectively, states contribute more than $6 billion annually in of our nation’s veterans and their families. We are connected by the bonds of honorable service and united by our common goal to make a positive difference in the lives of our veterans.

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Meet the President

Randy Reeves, President

Randy C. Reeves - President, Mississippi

Mr. Randy Reeves currently serves as the 69th President of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs. He is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board. In this capacity he is responsible for policy decisions and delivery of services to Mississippi's (mostly rural) nearly 227,000 Veterans. Prior to his appointment he served as Deputy Director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board and Director of the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

A native of rural Mississippi, Mr. Reeves served in the United States Air Force from 1980 to 1988 as an enlisted airman before being commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy where he served from 1988 to 2008. Commander (Retired), Reeves is a Gulf War Veteran with service during Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. He retired in 2008 with 27 years of service.

Mr. Reeves is a Certified Public Manager, graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Program at Harvard University, graduate of Stennis School of Government State Executive Development Institute at Mississippi State University, earned a Master’s Degree in Health Science from Touro University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Peru State College (Nebraska) and an Associate Degree from the Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL. He’s the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in State Government Award, and the NASDVA Presidents award in 2013 and 2015.