From Staff Reports
The Dallas County Commissioners Court has appointed United States Marine Corps Veteran Stanley “Vic” Victrum as the new County Director of Veteran Services.
Following decades of service in both the U.S. military and the public sector, Victrum brings leadership, expertise and a passion for serving Veterans in our community.
Victrum is no stranger to Dallas County Government, having previously served as the County’s Chief Information Officer from August 2011 to August 2020. Prior to his service with Dallas County, Victrum served as one of the Assistant City Managers and as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Prior to that, Victrum served as the Director of Information Technology for Gaston County, North Carolina, as the Director of Information Technology for the City of Albany, Georgia and as the Information Services Manager at the National Headquarters of Vanguard Cellular Systems in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Victrum has an extensive background with the United States Marine Corps, having served on active duty from October 1976 to September 1993 as a Radio Communications Enlisted Marine, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and as Data Systems Officer, rising to the rank of Captain.
His first duty station in the Fleet Marine Force was with the First Marine Brigade in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where he served with the Second Battalion of the Third Marine Infantry Regiment as a Field Radio Operator and as a Field Wire Chief in the Battalion Communications Platoon. After being selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning and Education Program and graduating from college, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Marines and subsequently served as a Data Systems Officer with the Central Data Processing Activity at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia, as a Development Project Officer with the Research Development and Acquisition Command at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia and as the Information System Management Officer for the First Marine Brigade in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
In September 1993, after the First Gulf War, he transferred to the United States Marine Corps Reserves, rising to the rank of Major, and was honorably discharged in November 2003.
Victrum earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a Master of Ministry degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the Queen City Bible College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
After being appointed to lead the Veteran Services Department, Victrum noted, “The County Veteran Services Office has a truly dedicated team of seasoned and professional Veterans Service Officers, with the team doing a great job of adeptly assisting those in the Dallas County Veterans Community with their claims for Veteran benefits. I’m very excited to join and lead the team to maintain and enhance the level of Veteran services provided.”