- Tammy Walters works to fight for veterans' rights and benefits every day.
The Oneida County Veterans Service Officer will now do that on an even bigger scale.
Walters was elected as the president of the County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin.
"I'm a retired Senior Chief from the Navy, so I'm used to being a leader," she said. "It was just an opportunity for me to kind of do what I did in the military and take a leadership position."
The state association closely monitors the state legislature on veterans issues. It gives input on bills and brings concerns to the attention of lawmakers.
"It's great to get to know people. It's great to get to know legislators. It's certainly great to fight for veterans rights and benefits," said Walters.
Walters served in the military for 21 years and has been the Oneida County Veterans Service Officer for more than a decade.