The job calls for a competent and dedicated person, preferably one who lives and works nearby and is readily available to those needing assistance. He or she is responsible for bringing to the attention of all veterans and their dependents the rights and benefits granted them by law – law The American Legion helped craft. The service officer must know how to access and utilize the expert services available through Legion channels and other community agencies. The job requires timely submission of information to full-time professionals so that every veteran and his or her dependents are adequately represented. Post 166 Service Officer officer recently left the area and we are in the process of designating another. In the meantime if yoiu need help, email the Adjutant at

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A veterans service officer (VSO) is an individual who advocates for veterans benefits. Accredited American Legion service officers are specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families. While the majority of a service officer’s work involves application for VA disability benefits, these compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.


 On the Eastern Shore we have two VA clinics, one at Pocomoke and one at Cambridge, these clincs are free or with a small copay. Having trouble hearing, you can get free hearing aids through the VA. To apply for Health Care, you can fill out VA form 10-10EZ and send it in to the VA. Click here 10-10EZ to download a copy of the form. If you want to know what your VA Benefits are , just go to our VA Benefits Page.