Pierce County hires vet services officerELLSWORTH — A University of Wisconsin-River Falls student and veteran of the Iraq war is Pierce County’s new veterans service officer.
By: Judy Wiff, The Republican Eagle
ELLSWORTH — A University of Wisconsin-River Falls student and veteran of the Iraq war is Pierce County’s new veterans service officer.
David R. Till, 31, a sergeant first class in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, started work in Ellsworth Monday.
He has been working on a business/engineering degree at UW-RF and plans to complete his studies online.
A member of Delta Company 1-128 based in River Falls, he was deployed to Iraq from June 2004 to November 2005.
He has been president of the UW-RF Veterans Club and has been working part-time as the university’s veterans service officer, helping other veterans obtain education benefits.
Till graduated from Hill-Murray High School in 1995 and studied manufacturing engineering at UW-Stout from 1996 to 1998.
State law requires that county veterans service officers, who are elected by the county board, must be state residents who have served on active duty in the armed forces.
The duties of county veterans service officers include advising veterans regarding benefits and helping them resolve complaints or problems.