Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served 23 years in the U.S. Army as a Personnel Management Specialist and Chaplain NCOIC. I was stationed overseas in Germany, Panama, and Puerto Rico. My CONUS assignments were in Missouri, California, Kentucky, and Maryland. I was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2003-2004 with the 1st Armored Division Artillery Brigade.
How are you #StillServing?
I work as a Program Support Assistant at the St. Louis VA Regional Office in Overland, MO. My duties include processing request for records from veterans throughout the United States. I download veterans’ documents from the Veteran Benefits Management System (VBMS) onto a Adobe Acrobat file. Afterwards, I burn the Adobe file onto a CD which gets mailed to each veteran.
Why do you do it?
The requests from veterans for their records are essential for veterans to process disability claims and other VA benefits. I ensure that record requests are processed in a timely manner.