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Matt Pillar Receives 2022 SDDVA New Veteran Service Officer of the Year Award

For more information, contact: Audry Ricketts at 605-773-8242 or audry.ricketts@state.sd.us (South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs)
 
Matt Pillar Receives 2022 SDDVA New Veteran Service Officer of the Year Award
 
PIERRE, S.D. Matt Pillar of Madison has been named the 2022 South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs New Veterans Service Officer of the Year. Pillar was recognized by his peers at SDDVA’s annual benefit conference Monday, August 15, in Pierre.  
 
Pillar, county veterans service officer for Lake County, was recognized for his aspiration to gain and grasp information to assist his veterans and for his outstanding ability to communicate with veterans and their families.
 
“As a new veterans service officer, he pushes to achieve new goals, focus on understanding the entire VA process, accept new challenges, and find direct solutions,” said Greg Whitlock, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
Pillar’s office serves over 900 veterans in Lake County.
 
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs and its partners assist South Dakota veterans in receiving over $867 million in annual benefits. The Department’s mission is to provide comprehensive care to veterans and their families regarding healthcare, education, disability benefits, long-term care, and burial honors. Visit the Department online at: https://vetaffairs.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
 
 
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