Riffle appointed to Darke County Veterans Services Commission

I am pleased to serve the veterans of Darke County and Ohio ... Scott Riffle

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The Honorable Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge, Travis L. Fliehman gives the oath of office to Scott Riffle as new Darke County Veterans Services Commissioner. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – US Navy Veteran Scott Riffle was appointed to a five-year term as a Darke County Veterans Services Commissioner beginning January 1, 2024.

Riffle, a 1969 Greenville Senior High School graduate served two tours in Vietnam aboard the USS America.

Newly appointed Darke County Veterans Services Commissioner Scott Riffle (L-R) Judge Travis L. Fliehman, Riffle, Cindy Riffle (wife) and DCVS Director/CVSO Thomas Pitman. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“I am honored to be selected to the Darke County Veterans Services Board of Commissioners,” Riffle said. “I am pleased to serve the veterans of Darke County and Ohio.”

The Honorable Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge, Travis L. Fliehman swore in Riffle on Thursday afternoon at the Darke County Court House.

“It is great to see people who have served their country come back years later and continue to want to serve by taking on leadership positions and volunteering with their local Posts,” said Fliehman. “We had nine applicants show an interest which is outstanding – interest in our local community to participate in the Veterans Services Commission.”

The Honorable Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge, Travis L. Fliehman congratulates newly appointed Darke County Veterans Services Commissioner, Scott Riffle. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Mr. Riffle has been a leader in our community and a well-respected individual,” Judge Fliehman added. “It is a great opportunity to see him continue to serve in this capacity.”

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 to 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 Commission oversees the operation of the Darke County Veterans Service Office and is responsible for ensuring that veterans and their eligible family members receive all benefits – federal, state, and local – to which they may be entitled.

“I want to welcome Mr. Riffle to the Veterans Service Commission and look forward to working with him,” said DCVS Director/CVSO Thomas Pitman.

The 2023 current DCVS 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 Jennifer Anthony, At Large.

Riffle fills the seat held by Jack Sloat, a 12-year member of the Commission.