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Our intent is to ensure that Maine veterans and their dependents receive all entitlements due under the law, are relieved to the extent possible of financial hardship, receive every opportunity for self-improvement through higher education and are afforded proper recognition for their service and sacrifice to the Nation.

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Peter W. Ogden, Director, Bureau of Veterans' Services, served both the active Army and Maine Army National Guard over a span of 28 years. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Ogden served two combat tours in Vietnam and was appointed as the Director of the Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services in 2004, when he also began his service on the MVH Board of Trustees. Mr. Ogden is affiliated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

Maine Veteran Employment Assistance (Maine Career Center)

Jeanne Shorey Paquette, Commissioner of Labor, has focused her career on "finding good people good jobs." She brings her previous experiences as a business owner and human resources professional to her role in the Department of Labor, with particular concern for how the department interacts with both employees and employers.

With more than 20 years' experience in human resources management, Commissioner Paquette specialized in both training and management development. She first began her career in HR while living in San Diego. After returning to Maine, she held the position of Vice President, human resources at Androscoggin Bank based in Lewiston, Maine, and served as the director of human resources at Creative Work Systems, a non-profit serving people with disabilities. Her background in human resources led her to found an industry-related media business in 1999, which published the Employment Times, HR Times and and later merged with Sun Media Group.

Maine Department of Labor