Professional Veterans Advocates of North Dakota
       Keeping the promise to America's Warriors
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What is PVAND?

The Professional Veterans Advocates of North Dakota (PVAND)  is an organization of County Veterans Service Officers and associates who are dedicated to improving the lives of  veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families.  We assist our clients to obtain benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the State of North Dakota, and other agencies.  We are united for the following purposes:

¨ Provide training and education to County VSOs and their staff members

¨ Promote the welfare and rights of veterans statewide through legislative initiatives

¨ Provide members with a collaborative network of resources, information, and ideas

¨ Develop innovative approaches to training and advocacy

Message from the President

Thank you for visiting the official site of the Professional Veterans Advocates of North Dakota.

The profession of veterans advocacy is always evolving.  Service officers must have the proper training and support to keep pace with the changes in veterans benefit programs.  That is why we exist.  We utilize modern training models to provide top notch education opportunities for our members.

Veterans and their families place great trust in our ability to provide the best possible service.  Our members provide expert advice and assist with claims and applications for benefits.  When veterans have other needs, we refer them to appropriate resources.

Helping veterans navigate a complex system of laws and regulations requires advocates to be competent, caring, nimble, and responsive. We customize strategies to maximize benefits to our clients.  If you wish to learn more about veterans benefits, please contact us.  And if you are a veteran (or a family member), thank you for your service to our great nation. 

Quick Facts

Members are nationally accredited

The organization is an effective voice for veterans during sessions of the North Dakota Legislature

Registered as a non-profit corporation in North Dakota

Services are provided free of charge

President:  Mark Landis

Vice President:  Les Ashe

Secretary-Treasurer:  Chris Berglund

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5518

Bismarck, ND 58506-5518 

Phone: (701) 222-6698

Fax:  (701) 222-6420




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