Christopher Dethmers, Veterans Services Officer
Dethmers is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the North Carolina Army National Guard. Dethmers enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, and served six years stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as a member of the 2nd Marine Division (2nd MARDIV) and was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2004-2005. In 2008 he joined the NC Army National Guard Active Guard Reserve (AGR). During his time in the National Guard Dethmers served as Platoon SGT, 1st SG, Readiness NCO, and as a Recruiter. Dethmers was again deployed to Iraq in 2019-2020 with the 30th Brigade Combat Team and retired from the National Guard in 2022. He is also the co-founder of the Granville-Vance Warriors Anonymous PTSD group for Veterans and law enforcement.
Dethmers is a Henderson native, a graduate of Vance-Granville Community College, and still resides in Vance County with his wife of 21 years, Lindsy Dethmers. He and Lindsy have three children (Becca, Izzy, and Austin) and are the proud grandparents of Brynly Skye Boone. He attends Clearview Baptist Church in Henderson and Delrayno Baptist Church in Oxford.
“I’m honored that Granville County has entrusted me to serve as Veterans Services Officer,” said Dethmers. “My career has been dedicated to serving my country in the US Marine Corps and the NC Army National Guard. I cannot think of a better way to continue my career by working with and for my fellow Veterans by providing support and resources to Granville County Veterans and their families. I’m excited to get started, and I look forward to connecting our Veterans to services and expanding programs that will enhance the great support they already receive from Granville County.”
Albert Spiess, Veterans Services Tech
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