After devoting 18 years of his life to the military, VFW-accredited Veterans Service Officer Zac Miller is nearing retirement from the Ohio Army National Guard. But his service continues to uplift the lives of veterans he helps with their VA claims.
Miller made the decision to join the Army while he was still in high school, following in the footsteps of his father and both grandfathers who had also served. Through the years, Miller has deployed to Iraq, Kuwait and Syria. His current rank is Chief Warrant Officer 3.
In the two years Miller has served in this capacity, he’s seen the dramatic difference that receiving help from specially trained advocates makes for veterans. It was especially meaningful for him to be there for an old friend from the Army who experienced emotional and physical hardships after returning from an Iraq deployment.
He appreciates that his work goes beyond the individual veterans he assists.
“In my current role, you are able to make huge impacts on people’s lives. Not just veterans, but their families as well,” he reflected.
He hopes veterans realize the VFW is much larger and more influential than the local posts they may associate with the name.
“The VFW is busy fighting for veterans through advocacy and other assistance. I encourage all veterans to engage assistance from the VFW with their claim work. We do not charge veterans for any services and we are experts in navigating the VA system,” Miller said.
The Ohio native looks forward to enjoying his retirement from the Ohio Army National Guard with his wife Breann, and children Rylee and Greyson.