GREENVILLE – Ansonia American Legion Post 353 Commander, Jennifer Anthony is the newest member of the Darke County Veterans Services Commission.
“I am very excited, I am very humbled and I am very honored,” Anthony said. “I hope to do a very good job and never disappoint anyone. I will do my best.”
Anthony served four years, 1984-1988 in the United States Air Force in EI (Electronic Installation) with a Seven Level rating in both ground radio and wideband radio where she served a tour overseas at Yakota Air Base in Japan.
The Honorable Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge, Jonathan P. Hein swore in Anthony on Thursday morning at the Darke County Court House.
“The responsibility of appointing members to the Veterans Services Commission is one never taken lightly,” said Hein. “It’s too large a constituency who has proven that they’re entitled to services and support from the community.”
“Appointing Jennifer is a pleasure because I have full confidence that she will keep doing what she’s been doing and that is working hard for Veterans interest,” Hein added.
The Darke County Veterans Service Commission is a five member board appointed under the provisions of Title 59 of the Ohio Revised Code. Each member is appointed by the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Darke County for a term of five years.
Each is appointed to represent a specific veteran’s organization in our county, current commissioners represent The American Legion, DAV, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and one at large member. Even though their appointment is from a specific organization, they represent all Darke County Veterans and their families.
The Commissison oversees the operation of the Darke County Veterans Service Office, and is responsible to ensure that veterans and their eligible family members receive all benefits – federal, state, and local – to which they may be entitled.
“The current board has been focused,” stated Judge Hein. “They do a really nice job paying attention to their job, not everybody else’s.”
The 2022 current board members include:
Gaylen Blosser, Veterans of Foreign Wars; John “Jack” Sloat, At Large; James Kammer, American Legion; Philip Rehmert, DAV (Disable American Veterans) and James Stamcoff, At Large.
Anthony fills the seat held by James Stamcoff, a 12-year member of the Commission.