The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Department of Texas recently presented its Texas’ 2023 Disabled American Veteran (DAV) Awards to individuals and businesses for their exceptional work in preparing injured veterans for the workforce and placing them in jobs.

Presented June 9, 2023 at the DAV Conference in San Marcos, the awards honor those whose actions are outstanding examples of the DAV’s core values of service, quality, integrity and leadership.

Texas’ 2023 DAV Awards and recipients are:

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP) – Shalean Williams of Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services in Houston.

Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) – Eric Brown of Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services in Dallas.

Small Employer – Patriot Sandwich Co., Denton TX

Mid-Sized Employer – Akima Support Operations (ASO), Fort Hood TX

Large Employer – Amazon, Dallas TX (Texas Region)

Veterans Business Administration – Galo Garcia Jr., San Antonio TX

Veterans Health Administration – Jennifer Echeverry, San Antonio TX

Disabled Veteran of the Year – Dr. Krystle Matthews, Director of TVC’S Women Veterans Program