Foshee is top VSO in Alabama in 2017

Published 12:47 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs recently recognized Covington County Veterans Service Officer Brian Foshee as one of the department’s employees who did exceptional work in 2017.

The award was announced in the department’s summer newsletter.

“These employees have gone beyond their call of duty and exemplify ongoing public service and advocacy efforts, demonstrating exceptional contribution and service to the veteran community in 2017,” Commissioner Clyde Marsh said in making the announcement.

In his announcement, Marsh said Foshee has “assisted in filing hundreds of disability and pension claims, and has a 0 percent reported error rate. He proactively identifies and resolves challenges that could interfere with obtaining compensation and other VA benefits for his veteran population.

“His skills do not end with his office work,” the announcement said. “Foshee initiated and attended numerous outreaches—during and after the work hours to reach veterans and inform them about veterans benefits.”

Foshee became the Covington County VSO in 2015 after serving in the Marine Corps for 30 years.

Also recognized were Jefferson County VSO Angela Hunter and Amari Gunn, an administrative support assistant in Tuscaloosa County.