Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations


Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations

JECVO provides a central point in which Veterans Organizations and Veterans Support Organizations gather to discuss veteran issues that impact the Commonwealth’s veteran population.  JECVO’s efforts are directed toward legislation that affects Kentucky Veterans and/or their dependents.  JECVO has a success record for their legislative efforts.   JECVO representatives attend the General Assembly sessions and committee meetings that address Veterans affairs/issues in proposed legislation.

JECVO affords veterans organizations and the KY Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) a great opportunity to disseminate information.   The KDVA Commissioner provides a Status Report at most meetings on KDVA activities and projects.   We try to meet  every other month, except for monthly meetings when the KY General Assembly is in session.

Member Organizations

Air Force Association (AFA)
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)
American Legion (AL)
American Veterans (AMVETS)
Armed Forces E-9 Association (AFE9A)
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Fleet Reserve Assn (FRA)
Forty & Eight Assn  (40&8)
KY Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation (KVHOFF)
Marine Corps League (MCL)
Military Officers Assn of America (MOAA)
Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)
National Assn for Black Veterans (NABVETS)
Navy League of the United States (NLUS)
Operation Stand Down KY (OSDKY)
Owensboro Daviess County Veterans (ODCV)
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
Task Force Omega KY (TFO)
United Auto Workers Assn Veterans Committee (UAW)
Veterans Memorial Park of KY (VMPK)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary (VFWA)
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of American  (VVA)

Mission Statement

The mission of this organization shall be to unite the existing veteran organization within the state for the purpose of improving service and/or benefits for Kentucky veterans and their families.   By working together in a cohesive and purposeful manner, the organization seeks to utilize the power and influence of speaking with one voice to advance issues of common interest.


Meetings for the remainder of the year.   Meetings are scheduled for
10:00  Local Time.   

5 May – VAMC Leestown Rd,  Lexington KY
7 Jul -  UAW  Union Hall,  3000 Fern Valley Rd, Louisville, KY
4  Aug – Am Leg Post 113,  Elizabethtown, KY

For more information contact: Bobbie Smith or

KDVA Presentations to JECVO

October 2, 2019

August 7, 2019

April 3, 2019

March 6, 2019

February 6, 2019


Larry Arnett was appointed as JECVO representative to the Governor's Advisory Board. His term expires in 2023.


Richard Eisert was appointed as JECVO represenatives to the Governor's Advisory Board. His term expires in 2023. 


Carlos Pugh making comments to a JECVO Meeting after being recognized for his many years of working with JECVO and specifically as our Legislative Officer.

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, this Department’s services, assistance, and activities are available to all without regard to race, color, or national origin.