Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he will accept applications for a fellow through the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Program. Interested applicants can apply to work in any of Thompson’s offices, including in Napa, Santa Rosa, Vallejo, and Washington, DC.
“As a combat Vietnam veteran, serving our veterans and finding ways to incorporate their expertise into my work is one of my top priorities,” said Thompson. “So I am honored to have the opportunity to add one of our nation’s veterans to my staff and include their knowledge into our work to serve our district. All eligible veterans are encouraged to apply and take advantage of this great chance to continue in public service.”
The duties of the position could include, but is not limited to working as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies, attending local events and meetings on behalf of your Member of Congress, and performing legislative work. The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within member offices.
The program is limited to veterans who meet all of the following requirements:
- Honorably discharged and released from active duty within the last five years,
- Terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3,
- And 20% or greater service connected disabilities (waived if you have a Purple Heart).
Please note that veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program.
Interested veterans should go to https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program” for more information and how to apply.