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Center for Minority Veterans (CMV)


Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans

Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans
From top left to bottom right: Charles E. Allen, MD; Irma H. Cooper; Warren A. Jones, MD; Nathan Tilton; Georgina Dodge; Robert V. McDonald; Linda L. Singh; Lisa Carrington Firmin; Salvador J. Castillo; Beth A. Townsend; Michael A. Yaguchi; Ronald J. Garcia

About the Committee

Appointed by the Secretary, The Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans (ACMV) was established under Public Law 103-446 § 510, November 2, 1994.  The Committee consists of veterans who represent respective minority groups and are recognized authorities in fields pertinent to the needs of the minority group they embody.  The Committee responsibilities include:

  • Advising the Secretary and Congress on VA’s administration of benefits and provisions of healthcare, benefits, and services to minority Veterans.
  • Providing an Annual report to congress outlining recommendations, concerns and observations on VA’s delivery of services to minority Veterans.
  • Meeting with VA officials, Veteran Service Organizations, and other stakeholders to assess the Department’s efforts in providing benefits and outreach to Minority Veterans.
  • Making periodic site visits and holding town hall meetings with Veterans to address their concerns.

Access the biographies of the current Advisory Committee members.

Serve as a Committee Member

Are you interested in serving on the Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans? If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please follow the process and requirements below.

Nominations should be type written (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include:

  1. a letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e. specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a member of the Committee;
  2. the nominee’s contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address;
  3. the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume, and
  4. a summary of the nominee’s experience and qualification relative to the professional qualifications criteria listed above.

Please send your nomination package to

The Center accepts nomination packages on a rolling in basis. June 15 of each year, the Center will access the membership needs of the Advisory Committee and submit the nomination package to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for approval. All nomination packages will be held on to for 2-3 years.

Note: Incomplete package will not be considered.

Annual Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans Reports
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2019 * 2018 2017 2016 2015
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

* Based on passage of S.3479 in 2018, the annual reporting requirement for the ACMV Report was changed to a biennial requirement. The 2020 ACMV Report will be posted here when complete.

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