On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress, the Federal Administration, State Administrations and other agencies and organizations. NABVETS will provide personal advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking claims against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; advocacy for youth in all matters required for successful passage into adulthood; advocacy on behalf of families; with community involvement, provide advocacy in creating positive lifestyles for veterans; and to generate and preserve the historical record.


“No matter where black veterans are or what they are doing, they recognize that they have a voice in NABVETS and, in that voice, an unyielding champion for justice; and that no matter what the issues or obstacles are, NABVETS will do all it can to protect their rights, promote their cause and restore their dignity; and, in so doing, employer those veterans to make a lasting and positive impact in their communities.”



NABVETS State Commands

NABVETS has designated a number of States “State Command.” The State Command represents a State with at least three Chapters and has the leadership to support the development of Chapters. State Commanders Manage State Commands.

States that do not have the required three Chapters are considered “Emerging State Commands” and are in the process of building the requisite number of Chapters and gaining the Leadership to be designated a State Command.