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The Veterans Service Commission of Putnam County is a county agency dedicated to providing assistance to Veterans, dependents and widows in time of need. We encourage all Veterans from every era to see what benefits they are entitled to. Some of the services that we provide are: financial assistance, burial benefits, widow benefits, Veterans ID cards, service connected claims assistance, flag cases, VA enrollment and other agency referrals.

~ Ohio is the only state that provides such comprehensive support and services to its veterans. Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a board of five appointed commissioners who administer the program for their respective county​

Kristi Powell

Executive Director

Kristi served in the United States Air Force for 12 years, from 1997-2009 with a deployment based out of Kuwait for Operation Desert Fox. She is a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School. She has two wonderful children. Kristi has a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Substance Abuse Counseling from Ohio Christian University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Kristi also enjoys activities and sports with her children and doing events with Team RWB.

Who are we?

The Veterans Service Commission was established in 1886 by the Ohio Legislature to assist veterans and their families in time of need. Today, the Putnam County Veterans Service Commission provides financial assistance, referrals, information and assists in obtaining Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. There are many benefits and services available to veterans and their families. However, these benefits are often overlooked or underutilized by those eligible to take advantage of them. The Putnam County Veterans Service Commission exists to provide Information and referrals so that veterans and their families can obtain all the benefits they are entitled to receive.

Bob Kroeger

Veteran Service Officer

Bob served in the United States Navy, 2011 - 2015. He served on the USS Oak Hill LSD 51, as a Yeoman and photographer. He has 2 amazing children and a wonderful wife of 3 years. He is a graduate of Leipsic High School. He enjoys traveling with his family, working with his photography, being active with the American Legion and volunteering at his Church.​ 

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336 E. Main St. Suite A

Ottawa, Ohio 45875

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Official Website for Putnam County Ohio Veterans Service Commission © 2017-2020

Contact PCVSC                           |     336 E. Main St. Suite A Ottawa Ohio

Ohio Dept of Veterans Services

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