V3 Strategic Alliance

Executive Partners

The V3 Executive Partnership is a core group of organizations that carry out the performance and operations of the V3 Program. These organizations work closely with DVS in executing the requirements established by law, as well as developing innovative ways to connect hiring employers with Virginia’s Veterans. The Executive Partnership meets at least monthly to discuss planning on the Tactical and Operational level.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)


On March 1, 2014, Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the Virginia Employment Commission entered into a formal par
tnership to execute the requirements of the V3 Program.

As the lead administering agency, DVS will continue the workforce assessment and training programs, and the Commonwealth’s certification process for participating companies. The VEC, as the assisting agency, will execute the program with highly-trained personnel and its robust data infrastructure already in place.

The Virginia Employment Commission’s mission is to promote economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services to include: policy development; job placement services; temporary income support; workforce information; and transition and training services.


Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

The Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff, Virginia volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.

ESGR has served our country for more than 40 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. These citizen warriors could not defend and protect us at home and abroad without the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families.


Virginia National Guard

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The Virginia National Guard provides the premier ready, relevant, resilient and responsive Army and Air National Guard and Virginia Defense Force personnel and units to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The forces must anticipate requirements and rapidly deploy where directed while executing the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of Virginia in order to save lives, protect people and property, ensure safety and relieve suffering.

The Virginia National Guard has partnered with the V3 Program since its inception. It boasts 67 armories containing over 8,500 Virginians serving their Commonwealth and Country.




Private Sector

Recognizing that the Private Sector involvement is critical to success, the V3 Program has partnered with trade associations and industry leaders throughout the state. Virginia’s private businesses employ eighty-one percent of Virginia’s employees and have demonstrated ninety percent of the job growth in Virginia. With increased involvement from private sector representatives, the V3 program will continue to incorporate real-world experience to help drive the economy forward by helping other businesses meet their hiring needs. Private Sector representatives are invited monthly to participate by providing strategic guidance, operational insight, and best practices from a practical level.

Virginia Chamber of Commerce



The mission of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce is to be a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to act as the catalyst for positive change in all areas of economic development and competitiveness for the Commonwealth of Virginia.





Northern Virginia Technology Council



Through the Veterans Employment initiative, NVTC will provide tools and resources to match veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications, while also providing support to member companies in their efforts to hire, train and retain qualified veteran employees. In tandem, NVTC is collaborating with state and federal policymakers to expedite legislative and/or regulatory action that enhances companies’ ability to hire and train veterans on any federal contract.

NVTC provides value by connecting, growing, educating and advocating for the innovative and entrepreneurial technology community in Northern Virginia and the greater region.


Virginia Manufacturers Association



The VMA is focused on workforce development issues as they relate to building a pipeline of skilled workers for manufacturing and other advanced technology industries in Virginia for the entire continuum from career exploration to employment.  This focus has led to the development of many workforce development resources, such as Military2Manufacturing, along with the development of partnerships with key allies focused on the same goal.





Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium



Virginia Energy Workforce Consortium (VEWC) was formed in 2007 to engage electric, nuclear, and natural gas utilities in strategic, unified, and results-oriented efforts to ensure a skilled and diverse workforce to meet future industry needs.

VEWC also oversees Virginia’s Troops to Energy Jobs, which accelerates the training and employability of Veterans for key energy positions. With their extensive military training and experience, many Veterans already have the skills and knowledge required for energy careers. They just need a pathway to successful job placement and career advancement.


Adjutant Partners

The assemblage of Partners-Adjutant to the V3 Program consists of various local, state, and federal government agencies with a vested interest in Veterans hiring programs. Bringing together manifold approaches to support a common goal, the Adjutant Partnership meets quarterly to discuss the overall V3 Program strategy.


Department of


Department of
Veterans Affairs


Department of Labor
Veterans Employment
and Training Service

US Census Bureau


Virginia Department
for Aging and
Rehabilitative Services

Virginia Department
Criminal Justice Services


Virginia Department
of Social Services


Virginia Community
College System


Virginia Department
of Human Resource

Virginia Department
of Motor Vehicles

State Council on Higher
Education in Virginia