The Green Beret Foundation announced it has been accredited as a Veterans Service Organization (VSO)
NEWS RELEASE: Green Beret Foundation
NATIONAL (Veterans Day – November 11, 2020) – The Green Beret Foundation (GBF), an organization dedicated to supporting soldiers of the U.S. Army Special Forces and their families, is pleased to announce its accreditation by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a Veteran Service Organization (VSO), and recognized by the Department of VA Office of General Counsel for the purpose of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the VA.
VA-accreditation is a rare distinction, and GBF is now the sole special operations benevolent organization serving as a VA-accredited organization. Brent Cooper, GBF Executive Director, talked about what it means for Green Berets and their familiies.
“No other benevolent organization solely dedicated to supporting Green Berets and their families has the ability to provide the level of assistance as the GBF,” said Cooper. “The VA benefits and claims process is one of the most critical phases of a Green Beret’s transition from military service, and while the GBF has been providing guidance through this arduous process for many years with the assistance of some of our program partners, we will now have the ability to handle claims and appeals firsthand for active duty, separated, and retired Green Berets. The overall health and wellness of a Green Beret and their family is our priority, and this accreditation is a testament to our expertise and level of support as the premier benevolent organization in the Special Forces community.”
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