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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).
  • Veterans' Program Coordinator (Nebraska Revised Statute 48-203).


John Hilgert, Chair
Director, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Dave Bloomfield, Vice-Chair
3rd Congressional District – Military Experience per §55-601 (1)(d)
Tami Thompson, Secretary
1st Congressional District – Background in Business per §55-601 (1)(d)  
Anthony L. Goins
Director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Major General Daryl Bohac
The Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard
Dan Donovan
2nd Congressional District
Terry Eklund
Veterans' Program Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Labor
Mike Navrkal
Chair, State Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Colonel Alan Dayton
55th Wing Designee
Brigadier General Bob Stevenson
United States Strategic Command Designee
Colonel Brian D. Pukall
Commander, 557th Weather Wing
Phillip L. O'Donnell
Military Affairs Liaison



October 2019 Agenda

June 2019 Agenda

October 2018 Agenda

May 2018 Agenda

April 2018 Agenda

November 2017 Agenda

May 2017 Agenda


June 2019 Minutes

October 2018 Minutes

May 2018 Minutes

April 2018 Minutes

November 2017 Minutes

May 2017 Minutes

Annual Reports

2019 11 15 - Transmittal Letter

2019 Economic Impact of Nebraska Military Assets

2018 11 15 - Transmittal Letter

2018 Economic Impact of Nebraska Military Assets

2017 11 15 - Transmittal Letter

2017 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