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Veteran's Education & Employment

Weekly VE&E Update Eastern Region Report

The American Legion's Veterans Employment & Education Program is responsible for ensuring that U.S. veterans have the opportunity to provide, with honor and dignity, the economic necessities of life for themselves and their families. Contact us for guidance, technical assistance and troubleshooting, because we are experts in programs involving veterans education, small business, employment, veterans preference, VA home loans, homeless veterans, training, licensing and certification, transition, USERRA, and other issues related to economics.

We can assist veterans in obtaining employment through our 170 veteran-targeted job fairs around the country with, our two online partnerships with Avue and Monster, and provide information, guidance and, when appropriate, referrals for employment. Our Small Business Task Force can provide you tools to assist you in obtaining loans, technical assistance and other guidance. To end homelessness and prevent homelessness among veterans, we coordinate a Homeless Veterans Task Force to augment veteran service providers and fill in the gaps where no programs exist to assist veterans.

Through our awards program, The American Legion pays tribute to those employers across the country who have established outstanding records in the employment and retention of veterans, workers with disabilities and older workers, and to outstanding members of the state employment security agencies. Furthermore, we coordinate programs with directors and chief operators within federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Labor, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, the Office of Personnel Management, the Government Services Administration and the Government Accountability Office. Finally, we regularly testify to Congress on veteran-focused programs and meet with congressional staff members.

Veteran Education Veterans Education by State Veteran Employment Veteran Career Fairs by State


Sons of The American Legion Outstanding Contributor Award

Veterans Employment and Education

The Veterans Employment and Education Commission now has affirmation to move forward with the Marvin P. Nay Veterans Employment & Education Outstanding Contributor Award and is accepting applications. The award criteria and application are now available on our website below, or on The American Legion website at

The nominee shall be a member in good standing in the Sons of The American Legion.

➢ The nominee shall be engaged in the fundraising, distribution of funds or goods, and/or volunteering at an event deemed beneficial to veterans’ employment and/or education (to include homelessness).

➢ At least one picture of the nominee at the event must be submitted with the nomination form.

➢ The nominee must be wearing identifiable SAL clothing (cover, cap, shirt, jacket, or combination).

The deadline for nominations to be received at National is May 1st, 2021. Please see links below, or go to for the criteria and nomination documents.

Questions can be directed to Jim Coates, Vice-Chairman, S.A.L. National VE&E Commission ( or 585-727-6624).

VE&E Award Criteria

VE&E Award Nomination Form

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