Ohio Department of Veterans Services

About Us
Our Vision
The Trusted Voice for Veterans.
Our Mission
Provide opportunities and resources for our veteran community through advocacy, collaboration and partnerships.
Our Values
ODVS Director honors a WWII veteran at OVH Georgetown and recognizes veteran-friendly employers at an OMVJ job fair
Our Values
Respect. Compassion. Integrity. Teamwork. Excellence.
Our Responsibilities
• Conducts outreach to veterans and provides training and oversight to the 88 CVSOs.
• Coordinates programs and operations with the VA, which provides benefits to Ohio veterans.
• Works with the Ohio General Assembly and Congressional representatives to craft legislation in support of veterans and their families at the state and federal levels.
• Communicates and coordinates with other state agencies concerning veterans’ programs and support to veterans.
• Administers the Ohio Veterans Bonus for veterans of the Persian Gulf War era and post-9/11 era conflicts, a program which is funded by bonds approved by Ohio voters.
• Operates the Ohio Veterans Homes in Sandusky and Georgetown which are open to Ohio-resident veterans who served in periods of armed conflicts.
• Manages two federal education-related programs: Troops to Teachers and the State Approving Agency.
• Hosts several veterans’ ceremonies each year including the Governor’s Wreath-Laying Ceremony for Ohio's killed in action and the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
• Maintains custodianship of over 1.9 million veterans’ records dating back to World War II.
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