As a Community Outreach Specialist, Mr. Basile’s job entails interacting with Staten Island’s veterans and their families in order to connect them with employment services, educational benefits, financial services and business opportunities.
A Navy veteran, Mr. Basile made multiple deployments across Eastern Europe and the Middle East. After he finished his active service, he owned a small business that catered to military personnel in the Virginia Beach Area. In this capacity, Mr. Basile was awarded numerous government contracts that made him proficient in working with both the veteran community and the federal government’s procurement system. Later, he attended the College of Staten Island, where he served as a student veteran mentor, assisting college students with their veteran benefits and academic career.
“Veterans Day is a great reminder of all that our veterans have done for us, but it’s also important to continue to care for our veterans year-round,” said BP Oddo. “Having Matthew Basile on Staten Island will make it easier for local veterans to navigate the veteran benefits system and get help if they need it. We are happy to have Matt at Borough Hall and encourage all veterans to visit him here or at CSI. Thank you to the administration and everyone at the Department of Veterans Services for working with us to address the needs of Staten Island’s veterans.”
"The creation of this satellite office signals the next era of outreach to the veterans of Staten Island," said Brigadier General Loree Sutton (Ret.) Commissioner of the NYC Department of Veterans Services. "Through our collaboration with the Staten Island Borough President’s Office, veterans and their families will have better access to services through our Veterans Outreach Specialist. I want to thank Mayor De Blasio for his vision and Borough President Oddo for his staunch advocacy for Staten Island's veterans and for his support in making this possible."
Mr. Basile’s office is located in Borough Hall, Room G-15 and at CSI Campus Center, Room 216. Those interested in meeting with him can set up an appointment by calling (646) 799-2743 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.