Allen County names new veterans services officer

Joe Wasson

Joe Wasson has been named the new veterans services officer for Allen County and will provide direct assistance to veterans and their families in the preparation, development and submission of claims and applications for earned federal and state benefits. His plans for the office included continuing to be the first point of contact for veterans in Allen County, streamlining the veterans intake process and increasing the office’s public outreach.

“As an Operation Iraqi Freedom Army veteran and founder of Le Tour de Fort, I have found great pride in serving my fellow veteran brothers and sisters,” Wasson said in a statement. Wasson, 34, is a native of Fort Wayne and an IPFW graduate. He and his wife Kara have a 10-month-old daughter. He succeeds Cameron Lochner, who was named northeast district service officer for the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Allen County Veterans Service office is located in Room 106 of the Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main St. Wasson can be reached by phone at 449-7861 or at