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Hubbard County offers VSO job to Fargo man

Greg Remus

A Fargo veterans advocate was offered the Hubbard County Veterans Service Officer position Wednesday afternoon following a full day of interviews.

Greg Remus spent 22 years in the Army as a military police officer, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He works with the Disabled American Veterans organization through the Fargo Veterans Administration, assisting veterans obtain benefits.

Remus and a retired marine from Apple Valley named Greg Skogen were the top picks after the Hubbard County board interviewed six candidates from a field of 81 applicants.

Remus has parents living on Leech Lake and said he spends summers in the area.

"Each one of them has something special to offer," said commissioner Don Carlson of the field of finalists.

Remus, like the other applicants, said he understood working with the VA bureaucracy filling out paperwork because as a veteran, he has done the same thing for himself.

And, like many of the other applicants, he said he would like to do more outreach in the smaller towns of Hubbard County to ensure the county gets in contact with all the veterans that may need assistance.

Remus' hiring is conditional on him passing background and reference checks.

The board would like him to start by the end of the month.

For more on this story see Saturday's Enterprise.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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