Veterans at the Oregon State Capitol


SERVe's goal is to improve the health and well-being of Oregon veterans and their families, and to increase retention of veterans in the Oregon workforce by training supervisors to better support their employed service members.

How will this happen?

The study, a collaboration between Portland State University and Oregon Health & Science University, tests the effectiveness of Veteran Supportive Supervisory Training (VSST) with pre- and post-training evaluation. VSST focuses on increasing support for veterans and their families in the civilian workforce with positive impacts expected at both home and work.

A growing list of innovative companies and employers have committed to supporting veteran employees by participating in the SERVe Study. Visit About SERVe to learn more about the project. 

"Our veterans are our nation's greatest asset, but it is not a surprise that the impacts of war can challenge their reintegration back home. The continuing education and employment of our veterans is essential; Dr. Hammer's study at PSU will help chart a path for our employers to understand veterans' experiences and ensure their retention as valuable employees.The men and women of our military stood up to serve our nation and it is our honor to help them continue to serve as they transition back to our communities."

Cameron Smith, Director of the Department of Veterans' Affairs




The SERVe team would like to recognize the following people and organizations for their support:

Former Governor Kitzhaber
Former Governor Kulongoski
Former Adjutant General Daniel Hokanson, ORNG
Multnomah County Task Force on Veteran Affairs
Cameron Smith, Director, Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

    Oregon National Guard     Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve     Oregon Employer Council    Lines for Life    Hero 2 Hired    Blue Sun Inc.    Fairlight Bakery    Returning Veterans Project


SERVe is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense
US Department of Defense