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West Virginia

Status and Demographic Content

State Details

Latest Status
Enhanced Military Spouse Licensure Portability: West Virginia Governor Signed Final Legislation
Demographic Data

State residents include:

  • 857 active-duty service members
  • 447 active-duty spouses
  • 856 active-duty children
  • 7,632 National Guard and reserve members
  • 3,638 National Guard and reserve spouses
  • 5,476 National Guard and reserve children

Data source: DMDC, Dec. 31, 2022.

Regional Liaison

  • Christopher Arnold
    Mid-Atlantic Regional Liaison
    Mid-Atlantic Region
    DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
    Mr. Arnold became Mid-Atlantic liaison in 2020. Prior to joining the DSLO, he spent eight years as a top-level staffer in both houses of the New York legislature, four years as director of public affairs in New York's third-largest city and three years managing several units of county government. Mr. Arnold is a former journalist and U.S. Army combat veteran.

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State-Specific Progress on State Policy Priorities and Sub-Priorities
See the latest status on legislation and policies being advanced in this state on state policy priorities important to military families. Find quick access to this state’s regional liaison, along with demographic data for the military community in this state.

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State Policy Priorities 2023

No priorities are currently in this status.