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Veterans Affairs Council

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Jurisdiction  Taiwan (ROC)
Parent agency  Executive Yuan
Headquarters  Xinyi, Taipei
Veterans Affairs Council
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.


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

  • Ensuring the Vitality of the Armed Forces
  • Securing Social Stability and Prosperity
  • Maximizing Human Resources
  • Supporting National Reconstruction
  • Developing Substantive Diplomacy
  • Organizational structures

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Veterans Service and Assistance
  • Department of Homecare and Nursing Care
  • Department of Education and Employment Assistance
  • Department of Healthcare and Medical Care
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Retirement Payment
  • Department of Administrative Management
  • Department of Personnel
  • Department of Civil Service Ethics
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Statistics and Information
  • Legal Affairs Committee
  • Associated Businesses

    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:

  • Shin-Shin Bus Company (欣欣客運)
  • Danan Bus Company (大南汽車)
  • Veterans General Hospital (榮民總醫院)
  • Wuling Farm
  • Fushoushan Farm
  • Cingjing Farm
  • RSEA Engineering (榮民工程公司) - As on July 1, 1998 no longer associated with the Veterans Affairs Commission.
  • Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen (中華民國行政院國軍退除役官兵就業輔導委員會)

  • Yen Chia-kan (嚴家淦); Kuomintang; Civil Official
  • Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Chao Tsu-yu (趙聚鈺); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Veterans Affairs Commission (中華民國行政院國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會)

  • Chao Tsu-yu (continue)
  • Cheng Wei-yuan (鄭為元); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Chang Kuo-ying (張國英); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Hsu Li-nung (許歷農); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Chou Shih-pin (周世斌); Kuomintang; Army Lieutenant General retired
  • Yang Ting-yun (楊亭雲); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Lee Cheng-lin (李楨林); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Yang Te-chih (楊德智); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Teng Tsu-lin (鄧祖琳); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Kao Hua-chu (高華柱); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Hu Chen-pu (胡鎮埔); Kuomintang→Independent; Army General retired
  • Kao Hua-chu (reappointed)
  • Tseng Jing-ling (曾金陵); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • Tung Hsiang-lung (董翔龍); Kuomintang; Navy Admiral retired
  • Veterans Affairs Council (中華民國國軍退除役官兵輔導委員會)

  • Tung Hsiang-lung (董翔龍); Kuomintang; Navy Admiral retired
  • Lee Hsiang-chou (李翔宙) (incumbent); Kuomintang; Army General retired
  • References

    Veterans Affairs Council Wikipedia