W. Clyde Marsh
here for a biographical sketch.
Welcome to your Alabama Department of Veterans
Affairs (ADVA) Website! It is my honor as well as the honor
and commitment of my fellow state employees at ADVA to
assist all veterans and respective eligible family members.
Although we have some manpower and fiscal
limitations, we will continue to strive for quality service
and fight for the sustainment of all well-earned federal and
state veterans benefits. We will always fight to uphold
President Abraham Lincoln’s promise “to care for him who
shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his
As a veteran who has sailed to remote corners of
the world carrying our nation’s flag and members of our
armed forces – our protectors of freedom; I fully comprehend
America owes its veterans a debt that it can never fully
repay. But for those benefits and services that we have
promised and sworn oaths on, we must make good on those
promises and guarantees earned through honorable service
rendered without question or hesitation in the face of
tremendous hardship and great peril.
I ask for your help in getting the word out to
veterans to seek their benefits and services whether it is
Veterans Life Insurance, Veterans Home Loan Guarantees,
Medical Care, Education Benefits, Disability Compensation or
War Pensions. You can assist in this effort by telling
fellow veterans to visit their local ADVA county offices and
discuss their benefits with the Veteran Service Officers. I
encourage you to take the time to check out our website for
the various programs and services. Additionally, feel free
to visit the federal VA website at
www.va.gov for the complete spectrum of U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs benefits or programs.
The Veterans Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 at
1-(800)-273-8255 for veterans with a crisis regarding
safety, health and wellbeing situations. Also, for those
veterans and family members who are homeless, or are at risk
of becoming homeless, they are encouraged to call the VA
Homeless Veterans Hotline at 1-877 4AID-VETS
Finally, I would like to say thank you to all
veterans for honorably serving this nation in uniform.