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Fargo, N.D., July 22 – The North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the promotion of Bryan Watters, Fargo, to veterans service officer supervisor. Watters will be responsible for training veterans’ benefits specialists in the NDDVA’s Veterans Service Office.


“Bryan has a great deal of knowledge in this field. He is very enthusiastic and has the drive to keep our organization moving forward,” said Lonnie Wangen, commissioner of the NDDVA.


Watters joined the department last year as a veterans’ benefits specialist. He was previously employed as a veterans service officer for the North Dakota American Legion.


“I am looking forward to continuing to serve North Dakota veterans and county veteran service officers,” said Watters.


Watters is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and is a 16-year member of the Minnesota Army National Guard. After 20 years of service, Watters will retire from the military at the end of July.


Watters received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. He is a native of Jackson, Minnesota, and currently resides in Fargo. He and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.


The North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) was established in 1945. The mission of the NDDVA is to assist veterans of North Dakota and their dependents in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled, both federal and state, either by direct contact or through the assistance of County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers.

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