Wounded veteran sought for fellowship in Rep. Davids’ office

Rep. Sharice Davids, D-3rd DIst., has announced she is seeking a wounded or disabled veteran for a two-year paid fellowship in her Overland Park district office as part of the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program.

The person who is chosen will work with the military and veteran constituents to handle veteran-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state and local agenices.

“As the proud daughter of an Army veteran, I know the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who serve our country, and the importance of giving back to those who serve when they return,” Rep. Davids said. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to have a Wounded Warrior Fellow in our district office to ensure the veterans and service members of Kansas’ third district receive the care and services they deserve.”

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. House of Representatives to provide opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans to work for Congress.

The program is limited to veterans who meet all of the following requirements: Honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last five years, terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3, 20 percent or greater service connected disabilities (waived if you have a Purple Heart). Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program.

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

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