Cold Spring, Ky. – The DAV National Commander’s Award for Outstanding Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration Employee has been awarded to Bobby Hall of Louisville, Kentucky. The award will be formally presented at the DAV and DAV Auxiliary’s 95th National Convention Aug. 1 in Atlanta.

Hall serves Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s terminally ill veterans at the Louisville VA Regional Office. He works with veterans and their families to ensure all required documentation is submitted, and then coordinates with his VA peers to ensure a timely and accurate decision on their claims for benefits. Recognizing that many of his clientele are unable to travel, Hall ventures throughout the two states on his own time to connect with veterans face to face.

“DAV’s advocates in Louisville know if you bring one of these cases to Mr. Hall, it will be completed quickly,” said DAV National Service Officer Supervisor Richard Vaccari. “We who have worked with Mr. Hall know that he is a person who will go over and above to provide assistance to local veterans.”

“I have been in the hospital room with the family of a Vietnam veteran who was dying from lung cancer, with a veteran who was contemplating suicide and with families who were struggling to care for their veteran suffering from Alzheimer’s (disease),” said Hall. “These experiences are what drive me to work hard every day to serve our veterans to the best of my abilities.”

A decorated combat veteran, Hall retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2007 after 20 years of honorable service. He has a Master of Science in Business Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, both from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Hall began his career with the VA in January 2014, serving as a veterans service representative.

“It will come as no surprise that Bobby Hall has been recognized within the VA for his dedication, knowledge and ability to get the job done,” said DAV National Commander Moses A. McIntosh, Jr. “Bobby epitomizes veterans helping veterans, and DAV is honored to commend him for going above and beyond to take care of his brothers and sisters in arms.”