|Jurisdiction Taiwan (ROC)|
Parent agency Executive Yuan
|Headquarters Xinyi, Taipei|
|Formed 1 November 1954 (as Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen)
1 November 2013 (as VAC)|
Ministers responsible Lee Hsiang-chou, Minister Liu Shu-lin, Lee Wen-chung, Ching Hsiao-hui, Deputy Minister
The Veterans Affairs Council (VAC; Chinese: 國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會; pinyin: Guójūn Tuìchúyì Guānbīng Fǔdǎo Wěiyuánhuì) is a branch of the Executive Yuan of the Taiwan (ROC) with "responsibilities to assist in education assistance, employment assistance, medical care, home care and other general services" for retired servicemen and women from the Republic of China Armed Forces.
- Missions and functions
- Organizational structures
- Associated Businesses
- Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen
- Veterans Affairs Commission
- Veterans Affairs Council
The incumbent minister is Lee Hsiang-chou, a retired Republic of China Army General since 20 May 2016, right after the Republic of China presidential election, 2016.
VAC was founded as cabinet-level organization on 1 November 1954 as Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen (VACRS; Chinese: 國軍退除役官兵就業輔導委員會; pinyin: Guójūn Tuìchúyì Guānbīng Jiùyè Fǔdǎo Wěiyuánhuì). It changed name to Veterans Affairs Commission in 1966 and to Veterans Affairs Council on 1 November 2013.
Missions and functions
Under its charter to provide employment assistance to ROC military veterans, the Veterans Affairs Commission operates a number of for profit enterprises in Taiwan that employ veterans. Some of the related businesses include: