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Service Officers Territory

The Warren County Veteran’s Service Office employs service officers who can assist the veteran or his/her dependent in filing for the following VA benefits:

  • Service-connected compensations
  • Non Service-connected disability pension
  • Survivor’s pension
  • Death and burial benefits
  • VA health care enrollment
  • Headstones
  • Education
  • Home loan guarantee certificates
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Upgrading or correcting DD214
  • Any other benefits available from federal or state source. The service officer will monitor claims once they are filed and will follow through with assistance on appeals when necessary
John W. Lucas - Senior Service Officer
U.S. Army - 513.695.1885

Service Area: Lebanon, Butlerville, Goshen, Oregonia, Pleasant Plain and Harveysburg

John was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served with the US Army from 1969 to 1972 as a Military Policeman. John graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an AS in Liberal Arts and also attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary for 3 ½ years. He has worked for the past 7 years for Warren County as a JDC corrections officer before gaining a job with the Veterans Service Office. John has worked for the past four years as a Certified County Service Officer.

Debbie Kaufman
U.S. Army - 513.695.1351

Service Area: Franklin, Frankiln Township, Middletown and Carlisle

Debbie was born in Lebanon, Ohio. She served in the Army from 1980 to 1984 as a Dental Specialist /Hygienist and in the Army Reserves from 1984 to 1990 where she was assigned to the 2288th Dental Detachment in Sharonville, Ohio. In 1990 she became a Retention NCO and was assigned to the 83rd ARCOM in Columbus, Ohio until 1991. She obtained her State Accreditation in 2011 as a Certified County Service Officer.

Rick Spencer
U.S.M.C. - 513.695.2717
Rick Spencer

Service Area: Mason, Morrow and Maineville

Rick was born in Hamilton, Ohio and was a resident of Mason, Ohio for thirty years before moving to Lebanon, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio Army National Guard then enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1986. He has worked at Warren County for over 17 years, first in Building Services as an electrician and now at the Warren County Veterans Services office as a relief officer and has now been a Veteran Service Officer for over 5years.

Robert Richardson
U.S. Army - 513.695.2717
Rob Richardson

Service Area: Springboro, Waynesville, Corwin, South Lebanon and Loveland

Robby is 29 years old and served in the United States Army from August 2006 to August 2009. He was with the 1st Armor Division, 40th Engineer Battalion, Charlie Company - 2nd Platoon. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008 to 2009. He has worked with the Warren County Veterans Service Office for four years. First working with them as a client needing financial assistance and then came on board as a driver. Robby moved up from his position as a driver to the Financial Relief Officer and then again to Service Officer.

Regular Meetings for the Board of Veterans Commissioners are held at 8:00 am
First and Third Wednesday of each month at 320 E. Silver Street, Lebanon, OH 45036