Hancock County Veteran Service Office-OH
County Veterans Service Officers
Member Since: 2012
Nichole served in the Air Force from 1991-98 and was a part of the 6960th SPS at the Electronic Security Command in Texas and Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. After experiencing trauma, she retrained into public affairs, and moved to Scott AFB, IL where she was the sports editor for the base newspaper, helped coordinate the annual airshow and provided tours of the base. While with the Air Mobility Command, she deployed to the Joint Information Bureau for Operation Joint Endeavor. Her final assignment was with the 89th AW, the home of Air Force One, where she was the editor of the base newspaper.
She was hired as a county veterans service officer and the director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office in 2011. Under her leadership, the office has served more than eight times the number of veterans annually, and the amount of VA benefits received by county veterans and family members has increased by more than $16.8 million. Additionally, five innovative veteran resiliency programs were created to provide mental health support, recovery tools, and better quality of life.
Nichole has been married to her husband, Jimmy, a ten-year Air Force veteran for more than thirty years. They have two adult children; one granddaughter and four bonus grandchildren.
Parent: Hancock County Veteran Service Office-OH
Ohio Christian University 2020
Associate of Arts Interdisciplinary Skills
The Ohio State University 2021
Public Leadership Certificate
2009 HLAA Outstanding Service Award
2017 AmVets Dept of Ohio Merle Pratt CVSO Award
2017 United Way of Hancock Co. Nonprofit Leader of Year
2021 ESGR Patriotic Employer Award
2022 Fort Findlay DAR Women in American History Award