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National President Honorable Shirley A. Jones, Esq. flanked by Marines at the 2022 National Training Institute in Cleveland, Oh, August 15-18, 2022.

The Military Veterans Emphasis Program (MVEP) is a National Special Committee for the National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG).


The MVEP serves as an internal consultant to BIG and promotes the use of the Veterans Administration and community programs, benefits and services for BIG military veterans and their family members. In addition, MVEP makes recommendations to the National Executive Committee that will better serve military veterans and their families.


BIG MVEP provides interpersonal and online information and support to BIG's military veterans and their families that create more effective pathways to military veteran-oriented resources provided by local and national government/commercial/private organizations by fostering synergies that help ensure BIG military veterans and families maximize military veteran-oriented resources and services

  1. Develop and promote career and educational opportunities.

  2. Forge and cultivate parternerships with affinity organizations and veteran friendly corporations.

  3. Assist with the transformation of military leaders to civilian leaders.

  4. Serve as a canduit that disseminates military-veteran oriented information.

  5. Serve as an advocate for BIG military/veterans and their families.

  6. Serve as a liaison between BIG military veterans and their families and the National Leadership.

  1. Prepare a survey to identify BIG military-veterans and family members.

  2. Solicit corporate sponsorship.

  3. Initiate training programs at the NTI and local communities.

  4. Participate in local and national military veteran events.

  5. Solicit regional support.

  1. Educational Benefits

  2. Disability News

  3. PTSD

  4. VA Services​

  5. ​Military Organizations

  6. ​Women Veteran Benefits

  7. Military History

  8. ​National Standown Information

  9. ​Annual NTI Information

  10. ​MVEP Program Schedule

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