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VFW opens Veteran Service Officer site at Savannah Tech

Savannah Technical College is one of five sites in Chatham County with Veteran Service Officers (VSO) that help wounded warriors with disability claims. The new site is located in the Veterans Service Center at the Savannah Campus (5717 White Bluff Road, 31405).

The volunteer VSOs help veterans in all service branches with both in-person and virtual sessions. They specialize in disability claims, using their expertise to help veterans navigate the system.

VSOs are required to go through extensive training at their own expense to understand the disability regulations and guide other veterans. They offer advice and assistance to expedite claim submission. They also help find out why a claim was denied and help veterans resubmit “VA Determination.”

One of the volunteers is the 2014 Chatham County Veteran of the Year Frank Mullis, a Vietnam wounded warrior who has been assisting veterans for nearly 15 years.

“Wounded warriors need and deserve to speed up their receipt of necessary physical rehabilitation and occupational re-training to regain their ability to support their families and regain their dignity,” said Mullis.

The other four veteran service officer sites are located at the Savannah Veterans Administration clinic, Savannah Vet Center, the Elk’s Lodge and at the GSU Armstrong campus.

For more information about Veteran Services Officer services at Savannah Tech visit: www.savannahtech.edu/VFW-veteran or email VAclaims@savannahtech.edu to schedule an appointment.

Savannah Technical College has the highest military-affiliated enrollment in TCSG. One in four STC students is a veteran, active duty service member, or a military dependent/spouse. The College has been ranked one of the top Best for Vets public technical and career colleges in the U.S. by Military Times. STC also has scholarships available to active duty, veterans, and dependents.

STC continues to offer a blend of in-person and on-line training options this spring at all of its campuses.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training, and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.