UVC Mission

San Diego United Veterans Council’s Vision, Mission, & Objectives adopted at the United Veterans’ Council Meeting on 24 March 2007

UVC Vision:

To establish San Diego County as the premier locale for Veterans, as a nationwide model and showcase region dedicated to respecting, honoring, and caring for its Veterans.
“Heroism is latent in every human soul – However humble or unknown, [veterans] have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials – privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life.”Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country.”George Washington

UVC Mission:

To improve the climate for and condition of Veterans in San Diego County by providing: (1) channels of communications for the dissemination of information and recommendations pertaining to Veterans’ issues; (2) forums for the discussion of veterans’ issues; (3) information regarding the records of San Diego County municipalities and elective and appointed officials pertaining to the support of Veterans’ issues; (4) non-partisan leadership and action toward effecting change in the region in support of Veterans and their families.

Values:

The United Veterans Council and its members hold the following as core values:
  • Knowledge
  • Integrity
  • Honor
  • Commitment
  • Courage
  • Dependability
  • Justice
  • Honesty
  • Fidelity
  • Unselfishness
  • Judgment
  • Patriotism
  • Non-partisanship
  • Respect for one another
  • Duty to country, community, other Veterans, and our men and women who currently serve in our armed forces

Objectives:

Improve the channels of communications, both internal to the UVC and externally to the community and its leaders in order to disseminate information relative to Veterans’ issues, Veterans, and their families by:
    • Establishing a UVC “Publicity, Public Relations, and Communications Committee.”
    • Establishing a “Veterans Speakers’ Bureau”
    • Establishing the UVC Community Liaison Sub-Committee to inform community leaders and elected officials about veterans’ issues
    • To Improve the climate for transitioning service men and women by helping to facilitate their transition to full and meaningful employment
    • Establishing the UVC Career Transition Assistance and Mentoring Committee and Program
    • Working with community leaders and corporate leaders to improve educational and employment programs and opportunities for Veterans and their families.
    • Endeavor to encourage legislators at all levels to improved educational and employment programs and opportunities for Veterans and their family members.
    • To inform Veterans, family members, and all County citizens about the symptoms of and treatment opportunities for victims of PTSD.
    • Establishing a UVC PTSD Support Committee and Program.
    • To encourage more Veterans of all ages and military affiliations to join, support, and participate in Veterans Service Organizations
    • To mobilize Veterans and coordinate their efforts in support of Veterans’ issues and causes.
    • To support fund-raising efforts in support of selected local Veterans’ issues and causes, such as the Veterans’ Day Parade, the Veterans’ Seminar and Resource and Job Fair, and other worthy projects and events.