Last modified: October 17, 2023
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    • VA-Accredited Claims Agent
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    iraq and afghanistan veterans of america

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    • U.S. Military Affairs
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About Aaron

Former U.S. Army Captain Aaron Munz joined The Mesothelioma Center as the director of the Veterans Department in 2015. He is a decorated veteran who served nine years in leadership, combat and strategic training in the Army before leaving active duty in 2006. He led more than 300 combat operations serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and he received the Bronze Star in 2004 for his service.

Munz is a VA-accredited Claims Agent and uses his experience to help veterans with the often complicated paperwork that accompanies most VA disability claims. He understands the impact mesothelioma has on veterans, and he has the expertise to answer questions about their diagnosis and help them file paperwork with the VA.

Munz was key to establishing The Mesothelioma Center’s Community Partnership program which launched in 2022. The program connects veterans with outstanding educational and government resources nationwide.


  • Highly recommend Aaron Munz. He was outstanding, guiding us through a complicated process quickly and efficiently. Could not have done it alone.
  • We reached out to Aaron Munz early in 2018 and told him of our situation, and the medical condition my dad was in from his service in Vietnam as a firefighter. He provided us with so much information connecting my dad’s service to his diagnosis. He helped us every step of the way, and as a result, my dad’s claim was actually expedited. We are very grateful to Aaron Munz and his team.
    Fermin and Rosa
  • Aaron promptly answered every one of my many inquiries, addressed my concerns and kept encouraging me to be patient. He even offered to assist me with an appeal should my petition be initially declined. This action, however, thanks in great part to him, will not now be needed. I want to acknowledge publicly the invaluable assistance that Aaron has rendered to me over the past six months during this process. Without his personal intercession [the phone call], and repeated encouragement, I believe firmly that I would not have bothered with the process. In addition, knowing that he was a fellow veteran provided me with even more confidence that he could relate not just professionally, but personally, to the challenges I faced in the process of filing the petition.
  • I called The Mesothelioma Center about concerns I had about my asbestos exposure while in the military. Aaron was an outstanding and patient resource who patiently answered all my questions while educating me about expectations from exposure as well as using the VA as a resource. I was glad I called. This team is highly recommended.
    Nigel C.
  • Finally, a resource where a veteran can get not only good advice but actual help! The Mesothelioma Center helped me to get my mesothelioma VA claim service connected through use of their written documents and examples, their expertise and knowledge with the VA process, and one-on-one counseling with Aaron Munz! Great resource!
    Ron L.
  • I reached out and talked to Aaron a couple of weeks before my diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. He was very helpful and gave me a lot of information at that time. I have talked to him several times since and always got my questions answered. Aaron is very knowledgeable and has been very helpful and supportive.
    Stan B.
  • helped us getting through the red tape with the VA, getting the necessary forms for us. We’d probably be still battling without [Aaron’s] help; there’s no doubt about that.
    John C.
  • Aaron Munz, in particular, remained professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of my request for guidance and direction in the filing of a claim with the VA.
    Gordon O.