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Delco Names New Military and Veterans Affairs Director

From a press release

Delaware County Council formally introduced Col. Arthur L. Jenkins Jr. as the county’s Military and Veterans Affairs director during their September 6 public meeting.

Jenkins graduated from the Pennsylvania State Officer Candidate School (OCS) program and was commissioned as an Officer in the Medical Service Corps.  His most recent assignment was serving as the Taskforce Medical Commander for Operation Allies Welcome. A former Commander of the largest Wounded Warrior Company in the Department of Defense, he is also a Carlisle Scholar graduate of the United States Army War College.

Col. Jenkins will lead the County’s Military and Veterans Affairs Department, which serves Veterans and their families, with a focus on increasing awareness of the benefits and resources available to Veterans and their dependents.

“Veterans were major contributors while serving their country and they want to continue contributing long after their distinguished military careers have come to an end,” said Jenkins. “Essential to this task is ensuring that each Veteran is aware and informed of the vast resources available to them.”

Jenkins has set goals for he and his team to increase awareness surrounding the office, participate in military-affiliated events throughout the community, establish periodic gatherings for Veterans to connect and be celebrated, and connect with the county’s elected officials and organizations to connect residents with his department.

“There are far too many Veterans within Delaware County whose stories of extraordinary service are untold and unsung,” said Jenkins. “Our office will also serve as a platform to acknowledge them and convey their incredible stories!”


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