On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS) will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress and the federal administration; state administrations; county and city legislators; and other agencies and organizations.

NABVETS will provide personal advocacy on behalf of “ALL” Veterans seeking claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and will foster community development by creating positive lifestyles for Veterans and their families. NABVETS will generate and preserve the historical record for minority Veterans.


NABVETS is a professional organization with a vision:

*To reach 50 percent of the national Black Veteran population as its membership base.
*To establish State Departments and Command Councils in every state and in every city with a population exceeding 250,000.
*To reach younger Veterans who are on active duty or who have recently separated from the military.
*To serve “ALL” Veterans; but, especially low-income Veterans.
*To obtain financial viability (generate sufficient income to meet all of NABVETS’ needs).



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.