Meet the Staff



Our CVSOs are trained to determine whether or not clients are eligible for County, State and/or VA Benefits. We must collect enough information to do so. We will assist you in applying for benefits and will follow your case throughout the process. If approved, we will assist the Veteran in maintaining benefits, up to and including survivors' benefits.

Contact Information:
1211 Triview Avenue

Sioux City, IA 51103
Office: (712)279-6605
Fax: (712)224-4093                                   



Kelly D. Hansen, CVSO
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KHsiteKelly D. Hansen has served as a County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) since August 6, 2014. Prior to this position, Kelly was the Director of Monona County Commission of Veteran Affairs since May 2011.

Kelly became Nationally Accredited in June of 2011 and attains Continuing Education Units (CEUs), annually. He is cross-accredited with American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc (AXPOW), The American Legion (AL), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Iowa Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA), Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US (VFW) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). He also intends to pursue further cross-accreditation when available. He is a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and The Retired Enlisted Association, as well as an active member in The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Kelly attends meetings and provides outreach when Director Dempster is unavailable.  

Kelly proudly and honorably served 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, before being Medically Retired, as a Munitions Systems Specialist (46150) also known as AMMO! During his career in the Air Force, he served in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Desert Storm, the first Gulf War. He was stationed at Nellis AFB, in Las Vegas, Kwang Ju AB, in South Korea and Soesterberg AB, in the Netherlands. Following his discharge in 1996, he graduated from the University of Phoenix, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems (May 2000) and then continued his education with the University of Phoenix earning a Master of Business Administration degree (May 2002) graduating summa cum laude.