Sgt. Daniel E. Pettenger is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is November’s Bergen County Veteran of the Month!

Daniel served during the Global War on Terror from 2016-2021 in the Security Force Regiment (the anti-terrorism unit of the Marine Corps) and as an Infantry Rifleman. 

Daniel served in the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines (3/2) stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. This Battalion is most recognized for its deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003) and Operation Enduring Freedom (2011).

Daniel was also stationed in Washington D.C. at Marine Barracks Washington, the oldest post in the Marine Corps. There he served in the White House Communications Agency, providing secure communication and international informational services to the president.

In 2019, Daniel received the Presidential Support Badge for his services to the president during his time at the White House Communications Agency.

Daniel married his wife, Jacqueline, in 2021, and now currently serves as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

We honor his service to our nation!

Nominate a Veteran for #BergenCountyVeteranOfTheMonth

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you?

The #BergenCountyVeteranOfTheMonth social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Bergen County Division of Veteran Services

The Division of Veterans Services was established in 1977 to provide resident veterans and their dependents with information and assistance in obtaining earned entitlements from federal, state, and local governments, as well as any that are available from the private sector.

Through a quarterly newsletter and direct client contact, the division provides Bergen’s veterans organizations and their auxiliaries and individual residents with up-to-date benefit information.

Picture of Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Steven A. Tanelli was elected to the Bergen County Board of Commissioners on November 6, 2012. Commissioner Tanelli served as Chairman in 2016 and 2021, Vice Chairman in 2015, and Chair Pro Tempore in 2020.

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