Brian A. Hampton earned a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Michigan State University.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968; completed Basic, Advanced Infantry Training and graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School before going to Vietnam, where he served a year in Psychological Operations.  he stayed active in the Army Reserve for over 22 years.  He graduated from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course as well as the Command and General Staff College.  In the Active Army Reserved, he had tours at the Pentagon and the Special Warfare School at Ft. Bragg.  he retired from the Army Reserve as a Major.  he is publisher of the nationwide VETERANS' VISION that focuses on the challenges facing the nation.  he is married and the father of two daughters.

The Circle of Friends for American Veterans has hosted almost 200 form/receptions in Northern Virginia, featuring 60 plus Members of Congress and over 30 Presidential appointees from DoD. 

The Circle of Friends for American Veterans brings persuasive pressure on the Congress by sponsoring forums and receptions that allow leaders of American to stand before the public and explain the programs and policies they oversee, and answer the pertinent questions, especially as how they are helping American Veterans.


Since 1993, The Circle of Friends for American Veterans has provided and continues to provide support for all veterans who deserve it the most, but have it the least, by organizing and holding nationwide rallies, conducting radio interviews, holding receptions with policymakers, supporting facilities that work with veterans and providing referral support for veterans in need.

Fighting to put vets first since 1993

leaders supporting veterans

Brian A. Hampton

MAJ USAR (ret)

Vietnam Veteran

Our president and founder

Non-profit transitional facilities for homeless vets do the heavy lifting for some 100,000 men and women on our streets who served our country.  We encourage you and your community to help support these facilities.

The Circle of Friends for American Veterans is an educational non-profit organization that supports men and women who served in American uniform, who are left behind by the government of our great country.

Starting in 2004, the Circle of Friends for American Veterans has produced a version of the Veterans' Bill of Rights each Congressional Cycle to present to Congress.

Our Mission

veterans' bill of rights

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The Circle of Friends for American Veterans (COFAV) IS A 501(c)3 designated non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about veterans issues, particularly homeless veterans, by influencing public opinion to shape public policy.