The County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin (CVSOA) is an organization of professional veterans advocates. In Wisconsin the County Veterans Service Officer plays a critical role in the veteran's advocacy system and is often the initial contact in the community for veteranís services. Through the County Veterans Service Officer the CVSOA is committed to Wisconsin counties to provide a vital and efficient system of services and advocacy to veterans, their dependents, and survivors. The CVSOA promotes legislation and policy at both the state and federal levels that is supportive of veteransí rights and issues that are in harmony with our national obligation to veterans of the United States armed forces. The association provides a medium for the exchange of ideas and information, training, and support to facilitate the delivery of services to nearly 488 thousand veterans. The CVSOA recognizes the importance and merit of the congressionally charted veteranís service organizations, and is committed to fostering a mutually beneficial relationship for the common good of all veterans. It is the intent of this organization that every veteran residing in Wisconsin receives the benefits and services to which they are entitled by law and moral obligation.