Armed servicesThe Veteran Employee Association's mission is to serve as a campus veteran resource that fosters unity and advocates on behalf of veteran staff, faculty and students in an effort to increase the presence, visibility and advocacy of the University of California, Davis Health veterans, service members and their families. We work to bring about a broad-based awareness, promote a shared environment of sensitivity and understanding, and encourage excellence and advancement at all levels within the UC Davis Health community

2020 Veteran Celebration

Honoring our UC Davis and Community Veterans
The UC Davis Campus and Health veteran organizations welcome all UC Davis veteran staff, faculty, students, alumni, family and friends along with our local community affiliates and supporters to join us for our virtual UC Davis Annual Veterans Celebration on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30pm.

Special Remarks from Distinguished Guest
Vice Chancellor Kelly Ratliff
Finance, Operations and Administration

Keynote Speaker
Clifton B. Carpenter
U.S. Marine Corps Officer and Amazon.com Senior Leader


- Engage with fellow veterans, military affiliates and supporters.

- Network with campus and community groups and leaders.

- Share in the fellowship and camaraderie with virtual gathering rooms following the keynote speaker.

Special Recognition: This year brings us a unique opportunity to bring together all UC Davis Campus and Health veteran organizations in a collaborated effort to honor UC Davis and community veterans. On behalf of the UC Davis Veteran Constituency Group (VCG)I want to thank everyone for your contributions and support for this event and supporting our fellow veterans.

Affiliated organizations include: UC Davis Campus Veteran Constituency Group (VCG), UC Davis Health Veteran Employee Association, Veteran Success Center (VSC), Davis Student Veteran Organization (DSVO), Military Network, Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) and UC Davis Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

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Event Flyer

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Hello fellow Veterans,

We know that these times are difficult, stressful and awkward. Facing uncertainty can take its toll on us all, and while we are sometimes comforted by the idea that we are going through this together, sometimes we need more than that. We’ve wrangled together a few resources for you that may be helpful.


The Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion [HEDI] office offers online resources and they also host various sessions like the weekly Thursday sessions. Please visit the site and explore all of things that the HEDI office has available to you. But wait! There’s more…

Did you know that this pandemic can be a traumatic and scary event? It’s true – so, we wanted to bring these additional resources regarding post-traumatic stress that may help. We will continue to bring you additional resources as we find them, or when we are given a tip about something that has been helpful to others.

Please share with us anything that you know of or have found that has proven helpful to you – the more that we share with each other means that we may be helping someone navigate their way through a difficult time in their lives.


National Center for PTSD: Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment

PTSD resources from the Veterans Affairs 


Thank you for your service!


Information about UC Davis Health Veterans Day (PDF).

Veteran Self-Identification

The self-ID campaign (October 2018) may be over, but it is not too late to self identify! We still have the goal to generate a more accurate representation of the veterans employed with UC Davis.
In addition to gathering data, the campaign provided an opportunity for UC Davis to implement and/or alter current practices to better support current veteran employees and prospective employees.

For more information about the self-ID campaign, see the link here.

You can complete the form (PDF) and submit to Marian Brotzman at mebrotzman@ucdavis.edu or mail to OEDI, Education Bldg, Suite 4202.


Veteran Self-Identification Form.  Submit the completed form to Marian Brotzman at mebrotzman@ucdavis.edu or UCDH, Education Bldg, Suite 4202.

Career Information for Veterans at the University of California

UC Veteran Events and Opportunities

UC Davis Campus, Veteran Constituency Group

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Veteran Affairs (CALVET)

Veteran Affairs Center, Sacramento

Veteran Affairs Center, Citrus Heights

State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

American Legion (AL)

American Vets (AMVETS)

Team Rubicon

Team Red White and Blue


Co-Chair: Jim Marchetti: jrmarchetti@ucdavis.edu or 916-703-2949

Co-Chair: Arnaldo Silva: arnsilva@ucdavis.edu

Secretary: Christian Mercer:  clmercer@ucdavis.edu

Treasurer: Marian Brotzman: mebrotzman@ucdavis.edu or 916-734-2926