Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) Commissioner Kent Davis has appointed Mr. Eric Ervin as the department’s new District II Manager, supervising veterans service offices in the state’s center-most 25 counties.  

Mr. Ervin will ensure each county office in District II has the needed personnel coverage in place and will enforce general rules, work habits, and standards. In coordination with the Director of Quality Assurance and Training, he will also train and retrain employees on policies, operating procedures, rules, and quality control of claims processing.

“Eric Ervin has served his nation and Alabama well for decades,” said ADVA Commissioner Kent Davis. “After retiring from a distinguished career with the U.S. Navy, he has served exceptionally well as a Veterans Service Officer for ADVA for many years in Tuscaloosa.  We look forward to a continuation of his exemplary service in this new management role.”

Mr. Ervin served with distinction in the U.S. Navy for more than 22 years while rising to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He joined the ADVA as an Assistant Veterans Service Officer in 2013 and was promoted to the Veterans Service Officer in Tuscaloosa County the following year. In 2019, Mr. Ervin received an ADVA Veterans Advocate of the Year Award, which is presented to individuals whose service to the community and veterans goes above the call of duty.

Mr. Ervin will assume his new role on October 16, 2023, with his District II Manager office located on the campus of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tuscaloosa Medical Center.