Snapshot: Jamie Reed, veterans service officer

Jamie Reed stands on 12th floor of the Jefferson Building where she works for the Missouri Veterans Commission.

Jamie Reed stands on 12th floor of the Jefferson Building where she works for the Missouri Veterans Commission. Photo by Julie Smith.

Jamie Reed loves reaching out to veterans and helping connect them with the veterans service officer within the Missouri Veterans Commission. As the commission’s outreach specialist, Reed’s job is to ensure a veteran’s service officer can attend veterans events across the state.

“We are gearing up for our biggest event,” Reed said. “The State Fair. Last year, we spoke with 4,500 people and helped connect 700 people with a veteran’s service officer to help them find benefits.”

Reed says she spends at least two weekends a month working with veterans and their families at Yellow Ribbon events. Reed said all deployed Guard and Reserve service members must attend a Yellow Ribbon program before and after their deployment.

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