Vets to meet new veterans service officer
CONCORD ó Cabarrus County veterans are meeting their next veterans service officer on Veterans Day.
Travis Waldron will become the new director of the Cabarrus County Veterans Services Office on Nov. 30. He replaces Sharon Eury, who is retiring after 20 years serving the veterans living in Cabarrus.
Waldron will be introduced at the annual Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club.
Waldron served in the Army for 20 years as a medic, including service in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, as well as conflicts in Bosnia and Croatia. He also worked five years at the U.S. Army Academy of Health and Science in San Antonia, Texas.
Waldron spent five of the past six years as a first sergeant and a healthcare manager at the Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg. Following his retirement from the military, Waldron spent this past year as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch.
Waldron earned a masters of business administration from Webster University of St. Louis, Mo. and a bachelors degree in business administration from Wayland Baptist University of Plainview, Texas. He also holds licensures in securities and life and health insurance.
“I am excited to be able to use my knowledge in both healthcare and business administration to assist veterans seeking benefits and resources,” Waldron said in a press release. “My business background allows me to navigate through the system and provide advanced research expertise. I also bring with me a ton of resources within the veterans’ services network.”
He said he saw many wartime injuries as an Army medic and understands the long-term health implications.
The Cabarrus County Veterans Services office is located in the Cabarrus County Governmental Center at 65 Church Street in Concord. The office can assist local veterans in determining their eligibility and applying for various programs and services offered by the U.S. Office of Veterans Affairs, including filing claims, filing insurance, healthcare benefits, and education and scholarship assistance. For additional information about Cabarrus County Veterans Services office, call 704-920-2869 or log on to www.cabarruscounty.us/veteran.