The Commissioner was appointed by Keith Brown, the Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for veterans to take a fresh and direct look at the support provided to veterans and their families in Scotland.
The Commissioner provides impartial advice to the Scottish Government and other public sector organisations in the form of reports and recommendations designed to improve support for the ex-Service community in Scotland and promote veterans as valued and valuable members of our workplaces and communities.
It is important to stress that the Commissioner is operationally independent of the Scottish Government and is non-statutory. His role is not about inspection, scrutiny or enforcement. He is not an ombudsman or regulator and is not able to take forward individual cases.