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Wounded Warrior Program

Wounded Warriors

The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the House of Representatives.  Positions are available in Member offices in Washington, DC and in district offices nationwide. Wherever possible, those selected for the program will be given the opportunity to transition into full-time employment. However, full-time employment is not guaranteed at the conclusion of the two-year fellowship. 

The positions are filled with veterans of OPERATION Enduring Freedom and OPERATION Iraqi Freedom who have a 30 percent or greater service-connected disability rating from either a military Physical Evaluation Board or the Department of Veterans Affairs.  If a fellowship is located within a Member’s district, the appointment is contingent on the Representative’s continuous representation of that district. In addition to a current resumé, applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 and a VA letter confirming that they have at least a 30% service-connected disability rating.

NBC Nightly News recently did a piece on the program. Click here to view it.

Please follow the link below to see positions that are currently open in various locations.

House Leadership Announces First Wounded Warrior Hires

Meet the Warriors

William Collins

When William Collins was just a teenager he stood in the Speaker of the House’s private office, in awe of the Capitol’s grandeur. He wasn’t sure if he’d ever be back there, or even what he wanted from his life. Twenty five years later he stood in the same office, a soldier toughened by war, and sensed he’d come full circle.
Read more about William

Zachary Guill

Zachary Guill’s job in the Army made him the perfect candidate for a job as a police officer, a secret service agent or a U.S. Marshal, but an injury in Iraq changed all that.
Read more about Zachary

Dan Lasko

On Sept. 11, 2001, he swore allegiance to his country as the newest member of the Marine Corps. An injury forced him to leave the military and redefine his life, yet his commitment to serve his country has remained.
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Scott MacDonald

Ten years ago Scott MacDonald stopped on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike to help victims of a seven car pileup. Hours later, MacDonald got in his car to drive several more hours to his Navy base in Virginia.
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Jarod Myers

After a deployment to Iraq, Army Corporal Jarod Myers found himself at a medical installment in Germany, angry, dejected and feeling alone in the world. He knew there were many other soldiers who felt the same way, so the infantryman decided to do something about it.
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Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard joined the Army National Guard when he was just 21 years old and he’s still serving, both as an infantryman and as the newest fellow in the House’s Wounded Warrior Program.
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Eric Lahammer

Eric Lahammer’s passion is people. He loves to study them, understand them and to help them.
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Jorge Caridad

It was his fifth year in college and Jorge Lamar Caridad was still searching for his calling when a friend asked him to go with her to a Navy recruiting center.
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Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty’s dream was to become a military policeman in the Army. An injury cut his dream short, but 13 years later he feels he’s right where he’s supposed to be.
Read more about Jim