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Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

Commission on Military and Veteran Affairs

The aim of the CommissionCommission on Military and Veteran Affairs Logo is to help the State of Nebraska preserve and protect military installations across the state, attract new missions to the state’s military installations, and serve Nebraska’s military and veteran families.

  • Members of the Commission (Nebraska Revised Statute 55-601). 
  • Powers and Duties (Nebraska Revised Statute 55-602). 
  • Officers, Meetings, and Records (Nebraska Revised Statute 55-603). 
  • Expenses (Nebraska Revised Statute 55-604). 
  • Military Affairs Liaison (Nebraska Revised Statute 55-605). 
  • Report (Nebraska Revised Statute 55-606).


John Hilgert, Chair
Director, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Dave Bloomfield, Vice-Chair
3rd Congressional District – Military Experience per §55-601 (1)(d) 1 Oct 2020
Rita Sanders, Secretary
1st Congressional District – Background in Business per §55-601 (1)(d) 1 Oct 2018
Dave Rippe
Director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Major General Daryl Bohac
The Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard
Bill Williams
2nd Congressional District – 1 Oct 2019
Paul Cohen
Chair, State Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Colonel J. David Norton
55th Wing Designee
Major General Rick Evans
United States Strategic Command Designee
Colonel Brian D. Pukall
Commander, 557th Weather Wing
Phillip L. O'Donnell
Military Affairs Liaison



May 2018 Agenda

April 2018 Agenda

November 2017 Agenda

May 2017 Agenda


April 2018 Minutes

May 2017 Minutes

November 2017 Minutes

Annual Reports

2017 11 15 - Transmittal Letter

Economic Impact of Nebraska Military Assets

2016 11 15 - Commission Report

2018 Transitioning Military and Military Spouse Occupational Licensure Study

2018 10 23 - LR 436 Report

2008 BRAC Task Force Report

2008 12 01 - NE BRAC Task Force Report