Veterans Affairs Council

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Veterans Affairs Council
Guójūn Tuìchúyì Guānbīng Fǔdǎo Wěiyuánhuì
Veterans Affairs Commission seal.png
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 (Taiwan) 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 Tung Hsiang-lung, a retired Republic of China Navy admiral since 2013.


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.[3][4]

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 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 (福壽山農場)
  • Cingjing Farm
  • RSEA Engineering (榮民工程公司) - As on July 1, 1998 no longer associated with the Veterans Affairs Commission.

List of VAC heads[edit]

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. ^ "國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會全球資訊網-金副主任委員(常務)". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ "國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會全球資訊網-劉副主任委員(政務)". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Our History, Missions and Functions". Veterans Affairs Commission. 
  4. ^ 2014-05-07 00767369 12:03:01. "Veterans Affairs Council, R.O.C.:::Our History, Missions and Functions". Retrieved 2014-05-07.