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Overview

The Texas Veterans Leadership Program is a Texas Workforce Commission resource and referral network connecting returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the resources and tools they need to lead productive lives and enjoy the full benefits of the society they have willingly served.

One Veterans Resource and Referral Specialist is assigned to each of the 28 workforce development areas, to work closely with Workforce Solutions office staff and Texas Veterans Commission staff who are co-located in Workforce Solutions offices. All 23 Veterans Resource and Referral Specialists are veterans of Iraq and/or Afghanistan. This network of returning veterans plays an integral role in addressing the needs of other returning veterans, including employment, training, medical, educational, and other needs.

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Veterans Resource & Referral Specialists

The Veterans Resource and Referral Specialists will:

  • Seek out veterans in need of services
  • Serve as resource and referral agents, directing returning veterans to resources tailored to their needs
  • Make referrals and coordinate with different programs ranging from employment and training to medical care, mental health and counseling, veterans benefits, and other programs to address the varying needs of veterans
  • Coordinate a chain of volunteer veterans familiar with the obstacles faced by returning veterans to assist in mentoring and serving returning Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

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