Shane Prater is the county's new veterans affairs officer

Shane Prater is the county’s new veterans affairs officer.

Shane Prater, a combat veteran with over 15 years’ experience filing claims through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, was chosen Tuesday night to be the new Campbell County Veterans Affairs Officer.

Currently a certified occupational therapy assistant, Prater served two combat deployments as an airborne infantryman. He graduated from Cumberland Gap High School and obtained an associate of applied science degree from Roane State Community College.