Staff Spotlight: Meet SAA Education & Program Specialist Aaron Ferrell

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March 29, 2024

This week’s Staff Spotlight features our Education and Program Specialist Aaron Ferrell!

 Name: Aaron Ferrell

Role at ADVS: Education and Program Specialist with State Approving Agency

When did you start at ADVS? March 21, 2022

Did you serve in the military? Yes, as a Sgt. Paralegal NCO in the Army for 8 years

Did anyone in your family serve? No

What do you do at ADVS? I work for the SAA where we evaluate and approve programs to be eligible to accept VA education benefits.

Why did you decide to join ADVS? I wanted to work somewhere that positively impacts other Veterans and their families.

Why is your job important to helping Arizona Veterans? I see too often the lack of help or resources available to veterans and wanted to help change that and by working here I am able to do so.

What do you enjoy about working at ADVS? I get to enjoy a set schedule where I do not have to work on the weekends.

Outside of ADVS, what do you enjoy doing? I enjoy going to the Zoo, going to concerts and movies, as well as reading books and playing Dungeons & Dragons

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? The ability to duplicate myself so I could accomplish more during my day.

Thank you for the work you do for our Arizona Veterans!


The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services' new initiative aims to showcase the men and women who serve those who sacrificed for our freedoms.

The ADVS Staff Spotlight will be published every second and fourth Friday of the month on the ADVS social media pages and website with tidbits and fun facts about our employees.

The Staff Spotlight will highlight staff from all of our departments within ADVS including our Executive staff, Veterans Services Division, Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries, Arizona State Veteran Homes and more!