El Dorado County Department of Veteran Services stands ready to serve the over 17,000 local Veterans, their dependents and survivors, plus other Veterans needing our help.
Our fully accredited staff of Veteran Service Representatives provides the guidance and advice to help Veterans become aware and claim the many benefits they earned and are entitled to, while in military service to our country. Entitlements include counseling, education and medical benefits, Cal-Vet home loans programs, disability pensions, and military funeral service and burial benefits. Many veterans are not aware that they have these benefits and our staff does the work of helping them file the claim. The outreach program includes being the central advocacy source connecting all the military programs and organizations in the county.
Jon Brown was born and raised in Northern California. Jon served in the US Army as an Airborne Scout from 1992-1999, spending 4 years in the 82nd Airborne Division in Ft Bragg, NC. The remainder of his service was spent in the 1st/509th Airborne Infantry Division at Ft. Polk, LA. Jon joined El Dorado County Veteran Services in 2013 as a Work Study intern while he attended college. His enjoyment in helping Veterans in our community led him to continue his education and is now the Senior Veteran Services Representative for the Veteran Services Office. Jon and his family make El Dorado County their home.
Julie Limbaugh has been a Veterans Service Representative with El Dorado County since 2018. Prior to moving to El Dorado County, Julie spent 12 years as a Multi-Program Eligibility Specialist with San Joaquin County. Julie also brings 10 years of service as an EMT, having trained and practiced paramedicine in a Stockton-area emergency department and also served as a member of SJEMSA.
Pamela Plamondon, Veteran Service Representative
Pamela Plamondon has 26 years of experience working with soldiers, veterans and their families, as a Family Readiness Coordinator with the CA National Guard, Veteran Service Representative with San Joaquin County, and now here with El Dorado County Veteran Services. She is the wife of the Command Sergeant Major of the79th IBTC in San Diego, mother of 4 and grandmother of 10. She enjoys working with veterans and their families and helping them navigate the VA and other organizations providing them with services.