About Certification


Former Nevada State Director,
U.S. Department of Labor,
Veterans’ Employment
and Training Service,
Joins NVBDC as Vice President

December 12, 2016

The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is proud to announce that Darrol L. Brown has been elected to the office of Vice President of the organization, joining Brigadier General Richard Miller in that capacity. Darrol served 12 years as the Nevada State Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

"Darrol has been involved in many aspects of Veteran programs and employment issues over the course of his career," said Keith King, President of the NVBDC. "He has been on our Board for over two years now and has attended National Veteran Conferences on our behalf, and presented the NVBDC to a number of business and Veteran group events."

Darrol lives in Nevada, but as a former Regional Board of Directors member of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), he covered seven Western states for that organization.

In his function as a Vice President of the NVBDC, Darrol will be taking on additional responsibilities, with an eye to helping the Council achieve its growth objectives for the future.
"We are pleased that Darrol is accepting the second VP position, and we welcome him and his new role as an Officer," said King.

General Richard Miller concurs: "Darrol is dedicated and experienced with veterans and veterans' issues."

Darrol served 3+ years in the U.S. Air Force as a Communications Analysis Specialist, stationed at Misawa Air Base, Japan and Ramasun Army Station, Thailand. He has been vigorously involved in a wide range of voluntary activities related to Veterans' affairs over the years.

VP Brown was born in Ohio and moved to Nevada in 1982. He has been married to the former Loretta M. Laughlin for 46 years with two daughters and six grandchildren. Darrol is a life member of VVA and also has memberships in VFW, American Legion, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE, his local Veterans Community Council in Douglas County, Nevada), and several other veteran-related service organization.