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Veteran Services

A picture of the U.S. flag with armed forces service hatsUnder federal law, veterans may receive preferential services for job placement services, as well as other programs. Region 11 in Central Iowa has 4 Veteran Career Consultants. They coordinate all services provided to veterans, including counseling, testing, and identifying training and employment opportunities. They also monitor job listings from federal agencies and federal contractors to ensure that veterans get priority service in referral to these jobs, and works closely with clients of Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation.

In addition, our Veteran Career Consultants conduct active outreach programs with employers, community and veterans’ organizations, unions, and local counseling and social service agencies to make sure veterans know about and receive the services for which they are eligible. They work with veterans to place them in federally funded employment and training programs, develops job interviewing and résumé writing skills, and helps veterans conduct a productive job search and access job listings through electronic data bases.


Veteran Representatives are located in many Workforce Centers across the state.  They coordinate all services provided to veterans within the Iowa Workforce system.  They work with eligible veterans to help them conduct a productive job search and access job listings through our electronic data base.  They can assist in developing job interviewing and résumé writing skills and help place eligible veterans in federally funded employment and training programs.   They also monitor job listings from federal agencies and federal contractors to ensure that veterans get priority service in referral to these jobs, and work closely with clients of VA Vocational Rehabilitation. 


Region 11 Veteran Employment Representatives:

  • Brent Camery - Phone: (515) 281-9711; E-mail:
  • Chris Davis - Phone: (515) 242-5447; E-mail:
  • Ted Hall - Phone: (515) 281-9629; E-mail:

Free Assistance with Veterans Benefits

If you need help or have questions about accessing your veterans benefits, the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and your County Veterans Affairs office has trained and accredited people who are ready to assist you. Click Here for more information.


Links of Special Interest To Veterans:

  • Man in uniform with flagU.S. Department of Labor
    Veterans Employment and Training Service
    http://www.dol.gov/vets/welcome.html
    Your best resource for veteran employment information.

  • Government Benefits
    http://www.govbenefits.gov
    A guide to government benefits and assistance. 

  • Veterans Benefits Administration
    http://www.vba.va.gov
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs works to provide benefits and services to veterans and their families. 

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    http://www.va.gov
    The DVA homepage gives access to applications for programs along with information on special programs.

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) http://www.archives.gov/research_room/vetrecs/index.html
    NARA, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper.  Request copies of military personnel records.

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