Placer County welcomes Matthew Galvin as new veterans service officer


ROCKLINE, CA – A new face is ready to support Placer County veterans and their families. Longtime Navy SEAL Matthew Galvin is named the county’s new Veterans Service officer, overseeing an office that supports veterans’ access to compensation, pensions, survivor benefits, education, professional rehabilitation, home loans, life insurance, and burial benefits, among others. Other services.

Matthew Galvin

said Greg Geisler, director of human services, whose department oversees Veterans Service Office. “I look forward to his continuing our county’s commitment to veterans, and the increased presence of our office.”

Galvin began his career in the Navy as a fellow torpedo operations technician working on submarine munitions, after which he was honorably discharged and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University.

He worked in the county government before joining the Navy as an officer in 2003, where he served as an intelligence officer for several years before moving into a variety of leadership roles that include recruitment and personnel, including the area’s director of human resources and military honors. He ended his service as Director of Administrative Services before retiring this year.

“I am excited about this role and work with the veteran community in Placer County to help fulfill the mission of this office,” Galvin said.

“There are many veterans in the county who may not be receiving their benefits or may be anxious about applying. We are here to help and we have an open door.”

Matthew Galvin

The Office of Veterans Service is available to serve the approximately 27,000 veterans who live in Placer County, along with their families, by helping them access and maximize their benefits—through counseling, education, benefits assistance, and advocacy in interactions with Department of Veterans Affairs. The office is primarily located in Rocklin, and also offers business hours in Auburn and Carnelian Bay. Visit the website for more information about accessing the Services.

Galvin has been hired through a competitive hiring process and begins his new role on Monday, October 24.

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