Carlos Hopkins, Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs
On September 1, 2017, Carlos Hopkins was appointed Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs. He previously served as Counsel to the Governor. Prior to this he served as a Deputy City Attorney in Richmond. Before joining the City Attorney’s Office, Carlos operated a small, private practice. He served as the Training Director for the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, and as a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in Richmond. In addition to his civilian legal experiences, Carlos holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Virginia Army National Guard. Carlos received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Citadel and holds a law degree from the University of Richmond.