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Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

Commission on Military and Veteran Affairs

The aim of the Commission on Military and Veteran Affairs 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 State Statute 55-601). 
  • Powers and Duties (Nebraska Revised State Statute 55-602). 
  • Officers, Meetings, and Records (Nebraska Revised State Statute 55-603). 
  • Expenses (Nebraska Revised State Statute 55-604). 
  • Military Affairs Liaison (Nebraska Revised State Statute 55-605). 
  • Report (Nebraska Revised State 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 and 557th Weather Wing Designee
Major General Rick Evans
United States Strategic Command Designee
Phillip O'Donnell
Military Affairs Liaison



November 2017 Agenda

May 2017 Agenda


May 2017 Minutes

Annual Report

2017 11 15 - Transmittal Letter

Economic Impact of Nebraska Military Assets

2008 BRAC Task Force Report

2008 12 01 - NE BRAC Task Force Report