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Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs

Vincent Solomeno

Vincent Solomeno serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and Administrator of Veterans Affairs for the State of New Jersey. He was nominated to serve in the position by Governor Murphy in January 2023 and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate on May 22, 2023.

Solomeno previously served as the Superintendent of the National Guard Training Center, Sea Girt, where he managed an installation and facilitated the training environment for the New Jersey National Guard, State Police, Department of Corrections, Division of Criminal Justice, and the Juvenile Justice Commission.

Prior to that, he served as Executive Officer to The Adjutant General and Commissioner of Military and Veterans Affairs. He is co-author of the 2019 Resource Guide for New Jersey Military, Veterans, and Families.

A U.S. Army Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, Solomeno is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Scranton. He commissioned as a Corps of Engineers Second Lieutenant in 2007. In 2010, he transferred to the New Jersey Army National Guard. In addition to his overseas service, he served on active duty during Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and as an operations officer for the National Guard’s statewide COVID-19 response. He currently holds the rank of major and is the recipient of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.

In addition to his Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton, Solomeno earned his Master of Arts from the University of Amsterdam. He is the recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the J. William Fulbright Fellowship.

Solomeno is a life member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the National Guard Association of the United States. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Legion Jersey Boys State Program and the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association.

Last Updated: 06/30/2023
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