Legislative Director, National Association of County Veterans Service Officers
Michael McLaughlin is a Veteran Service Officer for Blue Earth County, Minnesota and the Legislative Director for the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO), a NACo affiliate. McLaughlin served in the Marine Corps for four years beginning in 2004 and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at the end of 2004 and served two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his service, McLaughlin attended Minnesota State University on the GI bill, graduating with honors with a bachelor's of science degree in resource management. He has prior experience with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans as a program outreach worker and manager, a position in which he worked with veterans service officers in 37 counties.