Veterans Affairs Council
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Veterans Affairs Council
Veterans Affairs Council

Guój?n Tuìchúyì Gu?nb?ng F?d?o W?iyuánhuì (Mandarin)
Koet-kiûn Thui-chhù-yi?t Kôn-pîn Phú-thô Vî-yèn-fi (Hakka)
ROC Veterans Affairs Council Emblem.svg
Agency overview
Formed1 November 1954 (as Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen)
1 November 2013 (as VAC)
JurisdictionRepublic of China (Taiwan)
HeadquartersXinyi, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agencyExecutive Yuan
Veterans Affairs Council

The Veterans Affairs Council (VAC; Chinese: ; pinyin: Guój?n Tuìchúyì Gu?nb?ng F?d?o W?iyuánhuì; Pe?h-?e-j?: Kok-kun Thè-tû-ia?h Koa?-peng Hù-t? Úi-oân-h?e) is a branch of the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 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 Feng Shih-kuan, a retired Republic of China Air Force General who took office on 5 August 2019.


Front gate of the Veterans Affairs Council, R.O.C.

VAC was founded as cabinet-level organization on 1 November 1954 as Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen (VACRS; Chinese: ; pinyin: Guój?n Tuìchúyì Gu?nb?ng Jiùyè F?d?o W?iyuánhuì). It changed name to Veterans Affairs Commission in 1966 and to Veterans Affairs Council on 1 November 2013.[1][2]

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 Taiwan (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 (?)
  • Danan Bus Company (?)
  • Veterans General Hospital ()
  • Wuling Farm
  • Fushoushan Farm
  • Cingjing Farm
  • RSEA Engineering () - As on 1 July 1998 no longer associated with the Veterans Affairs Commission.

List of VAC Ministers

Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen ()

Veterans Affairs Commission ()

Veterans Affairs Council ()

See also


  1. ^ "Our History, Missions and Functions". Veterans Affairs Commission.
  2. ^ 2014-05-07 00767369 12:03:01. "Veterans Affairs Council, R.O.C.:::Our History, Missions and Functions". Retrieved .

External links

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