Veterans' Services

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Primary Goals: 

  • Advocate and assist veterans and family members with a wide array of VA benefits
  • Assist with the eligibility process and filing of claims
  • To build a personal connection with all Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Veterans
  • To provide various education and training opportunities
  • To recognize and honor past and present veterans
  • To provide an opportunity for veterans and families to connect and build community

Tribal Veterans’ Service Officer (TVSO)

In March 2020, Tribal Council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Oregon Department Veteran’ Affairs to provide training and accreditation for a Tribal Veterans’ Service Officer. This dedicated position will provide great opportunity for development and growth while ensuring a level of service to veterans’ and families that did not exist before.


Ramona Quenelle
Tribal Veterans’ Service Officer (TVSO)
US Navy Veteran (IT2 SW)


Mailing Address:
CTGR Social Services Department
Attn: Tribal Veterans Service Officer
9615 Grand Ronde Rd.
Grand Ronde, OR 97347

Phone: 503-879-1484

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment to discuss my Veterans benefits?

Call, email or write the Tribal Veterans Service Officer to schedule an appointment (see contact information above)

What will we cover at the appointment with the Tribal Veterans Service Officer?

  • Conduct an interview to determine what benefits you might be eligible for
  • Complete and sign a 4001-PE2 HIPAA form
  • Complete and sign a 21-22 Appointment of Veterans Service Organization form
  • Work with you to reach the goal of filing applicable claims

What do I need to bring to my appointment? (Multiple or involved claims may require multiple appointments)

  • Your DD-214/DD-215 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty)
  • Any letters or correspondence from Veterans Affairs regarding your claims and benefits
  • Your questions (any and all are welcome)

How will we meet while the Tribe is closed to visitors due to COVID-19?

Like many other meetings, we have the ability to meet virtually. Please give us a call (contact information above) and we can figure out what works best for you.

Veterans Crisis Line

Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255