Billy Wayne Bailey serves as the Cabinet Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (DVA).
Bailey has an extensive military background that includes service in the West Virginia Army National Guard’s 1092nd Combat Engineers Battalion from 1978 to 1984, which was immediately followed by approximately 15 years of service in the West Virginia Air National Guard’s 130th Airlift Wing.
In addition, Bailey is a former Sherriff of Wyoming County and represented West Virginia’s 9th state senate district for 17 years, 14 of which he served as Senate Majority Whip.
Billy Wayne’s history with the National Guard combined with his experience in the legislature lays an excellent foundation for a secretary. He has a great degree of knowledge and experience related to both veterans’ issues and state government processes.
Billy Wayne Bailey Jr. is a Wyoming County native and graduate of Herndon High School. He attended Morris Harvey College, now known as the