Veterans' Services

The County Veterans' Service Officer works under the direct supervision of the Director of the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) although appointed and paid by the county. The service officer must have served at least 6 months of active military service in the armed forces. The service officer must attend an annual training conference, normally conducted in June, to receive update training and to re-certify as competent as a service officer.

The primary function of the service officer is to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors, in obtaining the state and federal benefits to which they may be entitled. In that capacity the service officer will help with the completion of federal and state applications for those benefits.

Functions and Services

Delayed High School DiplomaMilitary Family Relief Fund
Toll Free County ContactsVeteran's Services
Veterans' Health Care

Related Sites of Interest

United States Department of Veterans AffairsThe American Legion
Veterans of Foreign WarsIndiana Department of Veterans' Affairs
2010 State and Federal Benefit Information

Contact Us

Richard Eckert ,
Veterans' Services Officer

220 W Van Buren St
Suite 201
Columbia City, IN 46725
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  • (260) 248-3189
  • (260) 248-3128
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