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Veterans Service Officers

Veterans Service Officer

  • Assist veterans with benefit applications and counseling
  • Advocate for veterans and their families

County Veterans Service Officers Association of Nebraska

Year Organized


Mission Statement

"To Care For Him Who Shall Have Borne The Battle." This is accomplished by;

  • Putting Veterans first as they were first in defending our country.
  • Being sensitive and helpful to veterans/dependents in their time of need.
  • Providing assistance and counseling to veterans and their families.
  • Initiating and completing claims to be submitted to the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs, and other Departments/Agencies as appropriate.
  • Keeping appointments and being available to provide professional service to veterans and all others who seek assistance for veterans’ benefits.
  • Providing an office of well educated and competent staff.
  • Identifying and supporting academic opportunities for education and training.
  • Developing and promoting professionalism of the Association and fellow Service Officers.
  • Displaying a "can do" attitude and never accepting less than above standard results.
  • Serving as a trusted and respected partner in collaboration with other agencies.
  • Doing our part in creating and maintaining an effective Association by contributing our talents and abilities.
  • Abiding by the by-laws of the Association in supporting and promoting decisions made by the majority of the Association, for the best interest of all.

Annual Meetings

Spring, Fall and NACO Conference

Executive Officers

President Kenneth Mandl Johnson County
Vice President Phillip Heun Kearney County
Treasurer Thomas Reimers Merrick County
Secretary Spike Jordan Sioux County

Related Links

Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs
United States Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA)
National Association of State Directors of Veterans' Affairs