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County of Santa Clara Appoints Director of Office of Veterans Services

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.—  Today, County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith announced the appointment of Marion S. Moses to the position of Director of Office of Veterans Services.      Mrs. Moses will begin this new role on March 28, 2016.

 “Marion’s military background and experience serving veterans, soldiers, and their families, position her to effectively lead the County’s Office of Veterans Services,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D.

Mrs. Moses has been an Assistant Veteran Services Officer with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office since April 2015. In her role, she served veterans, soldiers and civilians, and specialized in program and staff development within the field of military and civilian human resource management.  The multi-faceted service delivery system spanned not only VA Benefits, but also benefits involving other federal and county agencies.
Mrs. Moses served in the United States Army for more than 12 years on active duty, and completed an additional three years as an Army Reservist. Her last two active duty assignments were as a Human Resources Officer/Brigade S-1 NCOIC and Protocol Officer.
During her tenure in the Army she received numerous recognitions, including: The Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medals and Army Achievement Medals. After her honorable discharge from active duty in 2007, Mrs. Moses held federal executive management positions within the military and civilian Human Resources field. She implemented a successful transition program for Wounded Warriors within the U.S. Army in Europe. Mrs. Moses spearheaded a one of a kind program for Reserve Component Soldiers to receive counseling services and disability assistance through the Department of Veterans Affairs, as part of a major training exercise involving more than 5,000 Soldiers.
 “I am delighted with the opportunity of joining the Veteran Services Office of Santa Clara County,” said Mrs. Moses.  “I look forward to serving Santa Clara County’s distinguished veterans and their families and will strive to build an interactive and highly productive relationship with our veterans and veteran organizations to ensure they receive the benefits, entitlements and recognition they have earned with their selfless service to our Nation.” 
The County of Santa Clara Office of Veterans Services is a County and State funded agency established in 1944 to assist veterans, military personnel, and their families in obtaining federal, state, and local benefits accrued through active duty military service. The office offers client advocacy, information and referral, and training and assistance to organizations helping veterans, as well as outreach to members of the veteran community.  Services include benefits claim and survivor’s assistance, processing appeals, and acting as a program liaison with VA Health Services, VA Veterans Centers, Veterans Administration, Veteran Services Organizations, Employment Department, and Cal VET Home Loan Assistance.
Mrs. Moses currently resides in Paso Robles with her husband Mark, a Desert Storm Army Veteran. She has five sons, the eldest two of which completed honorable tours in the Army as well. While planning an eventual relocation of her family to Santa Clara County, she will be establishing a dual residence in San Jose and Paso Robles.
Media Contact: Laurel Anderson/Marina Hinestrosa, County Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119
Posted:  March 24, 2016