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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces House Wounded Warrior Program

October 14, 2015
Press Release

Eligible disabled veterans will be considered for a position in Mooney’s Charleston office

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Alex Mooney announced that the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Program is accepting applications for positions in congressional offices around the country, including in his Charleston office.

“My father served in Vietnam as a Captain in the Army where he received the Bronze Star. He was lucky enough to have returned home healthy and safe, but that is not the case for every veteran who sacrifices for our nation,” said Congressman Mooney. “The Wounded Warrior Program plays an integral role in opening doors for our veterans who wish to continue their public service. I look forward to the potential of adding another veteran to my dedicated staff.”

The new position available in Mooney’s Charleston office is for a caseworker who would be responsible for facilitating and coordinating responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents.  District caseworkers also help constituents interact with administrative and government agencies by acting as facilitators, ombudsmen and, in some cases, advocates.  A full list of vacancy announcements for the program can be found here.

The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that provide employment opportunities within the House of Representatives.  The fellowships allow veterans to gain experience and exposure to ultimately develop their scope of transition prospects. Positions are available in congressional district offices nationwide.

According to the Wounded Warrior Program, applicants must have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have a 30 percent or greater service-connected disability rating and less than 20 years of service.  In addition to a current resume, applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 and a VA letter confirming that they have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating.

If you are interested please visit the Wounded Warrior Program’s website to view its “Frequently Asked Questions” section to learn how to be considered for one of these fellowships.

 

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