Thomp­son ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for Wounded War­rior Fel­low­ship

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - NEWS - Times-Her­ald staff re­port

Rep. Mike Thomp­son, D-St. He­lena, an­nounced Tues­day that his of­fice is now ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ paid Wounded War­rior Fel­low­ship.

The du­ties of the paid po­si­tion could in­clude, but are not lim­ited to work­ing as a con­stituent ser­vices rep­re­sen­ta­tive help­ing con­stituents re­solve is­sues with fed­eral agen­cies, at­tend­ing lo­cal events and meet­ings on be­half of the Con­gress­man, and per­form­ing leg­isla­tive work, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from Thomp­son’s of­fice.

“As a com­bat Viet­nam vet­eran, I am con­stantly work­ing to find new ways to serve our veter­ans and en­sure their ex­per­tise is re­flected in my work in Congress,” Thomp­son said in the same re­lease. “That’s why I am hon­ored to an­nounce a Wounded War­rior Fel­low­ship in my of­fice. All el­i­gi­ble veter­ans should con­sider ap­ply­ing and tak­ing ad­van­tage of this op­por­tu­nity to serve our dis­trict.”

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 per­cent 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 ap­pli­cants can ap­ply to work in any of Thomp­son’s dis­trict of­fices, in­clud­ing Napa, Santa Rosa, and Vallejo.

In­ter­ested veter­ans should go to https://www. us­ajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded War­rior Fel­low­ship Pro­gram” for more in­for­ma­tion and how to ap­ply.

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