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Veterans Affairs and Student Offices (VASO)
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To better assist you with obtaining your veterans educational benefits, the Certifying Officer is responsible for processing all your Montgomery GI Benefits and aiding you with information on Veterans benefits. Please contact Ms. Diamond at the Veterans Affairs Student Office, (V.A.S.O.) at 718-368-5472 to schedule an appointment.
  • A welcoming and supportive transition between military service and the world of higher education
  • Resource Center provides brochures and applications regarding education, health and work related benefits
  • Programs, projects, seminars and workshops related to veterans' and reservists' issues and interests
  • Referrals to local, city, state and federal veterans centers
  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Peer support groups
  • Scholarship referral services
  • Caring and knowledgeable staff available to answer questions, locate resources and make referrals about personal, academic, or work concerns

Veteran Affairs Student Office Mission:

The Primary objective of the Veteran Affairs Student Office (V.A.S.O.) is to certify students’ educational benefits and empower all military members, reservists, veterans and their dependants in the successful completion of their college and professional career goals. The heart of our mission is to help students navigate their educational entitlements and ease the transition from military life into college life. Our office is committed to providing academic counseling support services and retention of veteran students while acting as a liaison between various colleges and community resources. We are dedicated to assisting military, veteran and reservists students with diverse issues related to their college, military and civilian experiences.

Testimonials from KCC Veterans

Peaches L. Diamond, JD, MA
Certifying Officer
Veterans Program Specialist

Veterans Affairs Student Office, (V.A.S.O.) 
Room D-205

Telephone: 718-368-5472
Fax: 718-368-4923

Hours of Operation:
Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Peaches L. Diamond, JD, MA
Certifying Officer
Veterans Program Specialist

Robert Cincinnati
Office Assistant

John F. Reilly
College Assistant

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