Department of Veterans Services | About Us


Our Mission:

"To actively identify, connect with, and advocate for
veterans & their families."

Our Vision:

"Make Ohio a place where our past & present military
want to call home."

Our Values:

Customer Focus
Integrity
Excellence
Uncommon Commitment
Diversity
Loyalty
Teamwork

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.