Post Service Officer: Dan Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org) 317-223-8718
What does a Post Service Officer do?
Veterans needing assistance with benefits and programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other military-related matters, often turn to The American Legion for help. This is especially true today with the thousands of troops deploying and returning from the War on Terrorism. The PSO is often the initial contact between The American Legion and the veteran. The PSO, in most instances, is not a professional service officer, nor is he or she an “accredited” representative of The American Legion. It isn’t necessary for the PSO to be an expert in veterans’ law or benefits. The purpose of the PSO is to be an initial point of contact regarding veteran issues by providing veterans in the community where the post is located with basic information and assistance, including referral as directed by the Department Service Officer (DSO).