Veterans Affairs

Campus:  Blountville    
Office:  Veterans Affairs 
Room:  A102, Student Services Building   
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday 
Address:   2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617 
Phone:  423.354.2528 
Fax:  423.354.5354 

Pat Chandler, Certifying Official
Fax: 423.323.0215

Jessica Kelso, Certifying Official

John Adcox, Certifying Official


Welcome to the Northeast State Office of Veterans Affairs! The role of this office is to serve the educational needs of prospective and enrolled service persons, veterans, their dependents/survivors, and other persons eligible to receive education benefits under various Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) programs. We strive to administer these programs in an exemplary manner by providing program information and advising, certifying eligible students, and serving as a liaison between the student and the DVA.

All degree and certificate programs (with the exception of the Entrepreneurship Certificate) at Northeast State for which credit hours are awarded are approved for the enrollment of veterans and persons eligible to receive VA education benefits. 

The Office of Veterans Affairs is located on the Blountville campus in the Student Services Building, Room A102, and serves students enrolled at any Northeast State site.

What is a Veteran?

“Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg - or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s ally forged in the refinery of adversity. Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem. You can’t tell a vet just by looking.”

Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC 

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Office Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

The St. Louis Regional Processing Office (RPO) services Northeast State for all programs except Work-Study and Vocational Rehabilitation. The St. Louis office may be contacted at 1.888.GIBILL1 (442.4551) or go to and click on “Ask a Question.” For Work-Study or Vocational Rehabilitation information, call 1.800.827.1000. For a complete list of services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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