Louis Spinelli, from Hackensack, currently serves in the U.S. Coast Guard and is March’s Bergen County Veteran of the Month!

Louis has been serving in the Coast Guard since 2017 and is a Marine Science Technician. Attached to Sector Delaware Bay (reservist), Louis designed a training program for the team of reservists, facilitating group study, one-on-one coaching, and interactive practical exercises, leading to job-specific qualifications. He earned Veteran status when deployed in support of COVID-19 response operations (2021); activated again in 2023 to the Personnel Service Center and assigned to the military records section. Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2), Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon

Currently, Louis is a teacher of Vocal Music at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack. He is grateful for his choral students who are given the opportunity by the County to provide special music for events in our community, such as Vicinage Law Day, Armed Forces Day, POW/MIA Remembrance Day, Women’s History Month, Italian-American Heritage Day, the Senior Citizen Picnic, and more! Louis led the B.C.A. Chamber Choir at the 2022 Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Honolulu, HI, in a performance of the National Anthem.

We thank him for 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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