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Veterans Support Services Connects with South Burlington Vet Center

SUNY Plattsburgh has partnered with the South Burlington Vet Center to provide free outreach services to veterans on campus.

Allston “Joe” Gilmond, a U.S. Navy veteran who is a readjustment counseling technician/veterans outreach specialist at the center in Burlington, will be on campus Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist student, faculty and staff veterans

Gilmond served in the U.S. Navy from 1977 to 1992. He finished his military career in the Vermont Army National Guard from 1992 to 2000. In recognition of his military service, he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal, among others.

Larry Allen, director of student conduct and veterans support, said that the South Burlington center had reached out to him last year looking to provide services since Clinton County falls within the SBVC region. As a veteran, Gilmond will be able to better serve that population, Allen said.

Gilmond will be able to assist veterans, active-duty military personnel, those in the reserves and veteran dependents with community resources, programs and services, among other things.

“I am able to enroll those veterans who may not be current enrolled in the VA healthcare system. I will be able to assist or answer basic questions for those veterans who may wish to submit a compensation claim for service connected disabilities,” Gilmond said.

SUNY Plattsburgh currently has nearly 170 students who are veterans or dependents of veterans.

For more information on veterans support on campus, contact Allen at 518-564-3282, visit https://www.plattsburgh.edu/plattslife/student-support/veterans-support-services/index.html or stop by the Veterans Support Office, ground floor of Kehoe, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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