The current Coronavirus situation represents a very difficult and uncertain time for us all and I know many of you will be worried about the impact the measures we are being told to undertake will have on your lives.
I’m Charlie Wallace, the Scottish Veterans Commissioner. I was honoured to be appointed to the post in September 2018 after 35 years’ service in the Army, latterly as Deputy Commander of 51st Infantry Brigade and HQ Scotland.
As the Scottish Veterans Commissioner I want to secure and maintain an environment for all veterans and their families to be able to access timely, high quality support wherever and whenever it is needed; and to realise their full potential in civilian life in Scotland.
I will advocate on the issues facing our veterans’ community in Scotland and aim to be a catalyst for change by ensuring the statutory sector fulfils its responsibilities and by promoting the huge contribution I know that veterans can make to Scotland.
The Scottish Veterans Commissioner is not an ombudsman, I do not therefore have the power to investigate individual cases, and I am unable to provide direct support. For more information on support, visit the Support for Veterans page.
You can get more information about my career and background here.