York County seeking new veterans service officer

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By Jim Stratakos

The office that handles benefits and other services for more than 25,000 military veterans and veterans’ families is seeking a new leader.

Joe Medlin, York County veterans service officer at the York County Veterans Affairs Office the past five years, resigned the position last week.

Medlin, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who was command sergeant major of the 178th Combat Engineer Battalion, is returning to the 16th Circuit Public Defender Office, where he worked for more than a decade before he was appointed to the veterans job in 2011.

Unlike most county jobs, the veterans service officer under state law is chosen by the county’s legislative delegation, made up of state Senate and House members from York County in the S.C. General Assembly. All of the state’s 46 counties have a veterans service officer.

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