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The Monroe County Veterans Service Commission is a five-member board appointed under the provisions of Title 59 of the Ohio Revised Code. Each member is appointed by the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County for a term of five years. Each is appointed to represent a specific veterans organization; The DAV, the VFW, the AM Vets, the Military Order of the Purple Heart / Vietnam Veterans of America, and the American Legion. Even though their appointment is from a specific organization, they represent all Monroe County Veterans and their families.

The Commission oversees the operation of the Monroe County Veterans Service Office and is responsible to ensure that veterans and their eligible family members receive all benefits, federal, state, and local, to which they may be entitled.


Monroe County Veterans Service Commission

Current Members

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Representing the Disabled American Veterans
Tom served in the U.S. Army from February 1963 – February 1966

Ken Baker

Ken Baker

Representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ken served in the U.S. Air Force from November 1971 – October 1975

Joe Block

Joe Block

Representing the American Veterans
Joe served in the U.S. Army from January 1969 – January 1971

Jimmie Luikart

Jimmy Luikart

Representing the American Legion
Jimmie served in the U.S. Navy from September 1954 – September 1958

Rich Kuhn

Rich Kuhn

Representing the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Veterans of America
Rich served in the U.S. Army from April 1969 – February 1971


Office Staff

Anthony McSwords

Anthony McSwords

CSVO-Director

Cara Wilson

Cara Wilson

Secretary

Diane Valentine

Diane Valentine

Administrative Clerk