LaFond joins Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Kayla LaFond Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Kayla LaFond. Photo courtesy Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

Kayla LaFond has joined the Virginia Department of Veterans Services as Virginia Military Spouse Liaison.

In this newly-created position, LaFond will serve as state liaison to military spouses, conduct outreach and serve as an advocate for military spouses throughout the Commonwealth. She will also work with Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs and the VDVS Commissioner to provide legislative and policy recommendations to the Governor and members of the Virginia General Assembly.

LaFond is an active duty military spouse. She most recently served as a Transition Assistance and Employment Educator at the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek- Fort Story in Virginia Beach. In this role, she helped equip transitioning service members and military spouses with tools to secure meaningful and successful careers in the civilian workforce. She had previously worked in a similar position with the Fleet and Family Support Center at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, California.

“We have dozens of military installations in Virginia and every year thousands of service members establish a home in the Commonwealth,” said Commissioner of VDVS John Maxwell. “It is vitally important that we do everything possible to welcome the spouses of service members and guide them to pathways towards rewarding employment in Virginia. With her experience and energy, Kayla LaFond will be a strong advocate for all military spouses throughout the state.”

To learn more, contact LaFond at kayla.lafond@dvs.virginia.gov.


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