service-officersVeterans don’t have to stand alone in the in their battle for benefits and medical care. The Department Service Officers will help veterans and family members weed through the paperwork and bureaucracy of government in order to get the benefits and medical care deserved.  The American Legion department service officers (DSO) offer free advice and guidance for veterans who need the services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Pennsylvania has 5 offices across the state to assist veterans; Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Wilkes-Barre, Erie and Harrisburg. The DSO’s are accredited representatives responsible for providing assistance and representation in any claim for VA benefits.  They have specialized training and experience that contribute to a thorough knowledge of VA regulations and instructions, and not to mention, they are familiar with the broad spectrum of VA programs and operations.  Our service officers regularly participate in workshops, seminars and conference to upgrade and enhance their skills.

If you or someone you know needs help from one of our Department Service Officers, please contact the nearest office.

Service Officer convention brief

Veteran Assistance Referral Form

The Veteran Assistance Referral Form is used by American Legion Members to seek help and assistance from a Department Service officer. If you know a veteran or family member who needs assistance or may have questions pertaining to veterans benefits simply fill out the form to the right and we’ll do the rest. The person being referred does not have to be an American Legion member.

Click here to print out the Referral Form and return it for processing

Click here for the PA Department of The American Legion Claims Award Report

Click here for the PA Department of The American Legion Claims Recap

Click here for the program shown at Department Convention

Department Service Officers

Philadelphia 215-381-3032
Mailing Address
c/o VA PA Box 42938

Philadelphia, PA 19101

Street Address
5000 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

215-381-3500 (fax)

Dept. Service Officer Supervisor Glenn King
Dept. Service Officer Scott Brenner
Dept. Service Officer Angela Hardy
Dept. Service Officer Joseph Gunkel
Secretary Stephanie Graham
Secretary Aleashia Jones

Pittsburgh 412-395-6230

c/o VA 1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-395-6234 (fax)


Dept. Service Officer Supervisor Graham Wieland
Dept. Service Officer Stephen Schott
Dept. Service Officer Larry Tuttle
Dept. Service Office Dan Campeau
Receptionist Barbara Runski
Receptionist Colleen Campeau

Wilkes-Barre 570-821-2526
1123 Eastend Blvd, Suite 5
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

570-821-2529 (fax)

Dept. Service Officer Supervisor Dominick Nati III
Dept. Service Officer Brian Stolarski
Secretary Cheryl Albanese

Erie 814-864-4240

135 E. 38th Street
Erie, PA 16504

814-864-3405 (fax)

Dept. Service Officer Supervisor Amber Moore
Dept. Service Officer Stephen Wagner
Dept. Service Officer Bradley Baranski
Secretary LeeAnn Zasada


Harrisburg 717-730-9100

800 N. Front Street
Wormleysburg, PA 17043

717-975-2836 (fax)

Dept. Service Officer Program Manager Bruce Foster
Dept. Service Officer Dan Falls
Dept. Service Officer Paul DeVincenzo
Dept. Service Officer Melissa Davis
Secretary Stephanie Imboden

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