Charles Van Vorst, Military Outreach Specialist
Mr. Van Vorst joined the Office of Veteran and Military Education team as a Military Outreach Specialist in Sept 2009 after retiring from the Navy after 24 years. He coordinates military and veteran outreach efforts across New York State and throughout the Northeast region to promote and provide services to servicemembers, veterans and family members.
Mr. Van Vorst has over 15 years recruiting experience. His last command was Navy Recruiting District New England. His duty assignments in recruiting were as a Recruiter, Recruiter in Charge, Leads and Advertising Department Head, Area Trainer, District Trainer and Zone Supervisor. His vast experience will help him provide the counseling and assistance to all active, reserve, and veterans around the world. Charles is a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, AMVETS, and the Rensselaer County Coalition for Veterans and the Saratoga County Vets Initiative. Mr. Van Vorst graduated from Empire State College (Center for Distance Learning) with a Bachelors degree in June of 2010. Mr. Van Vorst is currently enrolled with Empire State College pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Veteran's Services.