Veterans Affairs Council

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Veterans Affairs Council
Guójūn Tuìchúyì Guānbīng Fǔdǎo Wěiyuánhuì
ROC Veterans Affairs Council Emblem.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1 November 1954 (as Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen)
1 November 2013 (as VAC)
Jurisdiction Republic of China
Headquarters Xinyi, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Veterans Affairs Council

The Veterans Affairs Council (VAC; Chinese: 國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會; pinyin: Guójūn Tuìchúyì Guānbīng Fǔdǎo Wěiyuánhuì) is a branch of the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China with "responsibilities to assist in education assistance, employment assistance, medical care, home care and other general services" for retired servicemen and women from the Republic of China Armed Forces.

The incumbent minister is Chiu Kuo-cheng, a retired Republic of China Army General who took office since 26 February 2018.


Front gate of the Veterans Affairs Council, R.O.C.

VAC was founded as cabinet-level organization on 1 November 1954 as Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen (VACRS; Chinese: 國軍退除役官兵就業輔導委員會; pinyin: Guójūn Tuìchúyì Guānbīng Jiùyè Fǔdǎo Wěiyuánhuì). It changed name to Veterans Affairs Commission in 1966 and to Veterans Affairs Council on 1 November 2013.[1][2]

Missions and functions[edit]

  • Ensuring the Vitality of the Armed Forces
  • Securing Social Stability and Prosperity
  • Maximizing Human Resources
  • Supporting National Reconstruction
  • Developing Substantive Diplomacy

Organizational structures[edit]

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Veterans Service and Assistance
  • Department of Homecare and Nursing Care
  • Department of Education and Employment Assistance
  • Department of Healthcare and Medical Care
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Retirement Payment
  • Department of Administrative Management
  • Department of Personnel
  • Department of Civil Service Ethics
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Statistics and Information
  • Legal Affairs Committee

Associated Businesses[edit]

Under its charter to provide employment assistance to Taiwan (ROC) military veterans, the Veterans Affairs Commission operates a number of for profit enterprises in Taiwan that employ veterans. Some of the related businesses include:

  • Shin-Shin Bus Company (欣欣客運)
  • Danan Bus Company (大南汽車)
  • Veterans General Hospital (榮民總醫院)
  • Wuling Farm
  • Fushoushan Farm
  • Cingjing Farm
  • RSEA Engineering (榮民工程公司) - As on 1 July 1998 no longer associated with the Veterans Affairs Commission.

List of VAC Ministers[edit]

Chiu Kuo-cheng, the incumbent Minister of Veterans Affairs Council

Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen (中華民國行政院國軍退除役官兵就業輔導委員會)[edit]

Veterans Affairs Commission (中華民國行政院國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會)[edit]

Veterans Affairs Council (中華民國國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Our History, Missions and Functions". Veterans Affairs Commission. 
  2. ^ 2014-05-07 00767369 12:03:01. "Veterans Affairs Council, R.O.C.:::Our History, Missions and Functions". Retrieved 2014-05-07.