One of the most rewarding parts of my job is being able to serve those who have served our nation. Below is a list of resources I hope will be helpful to veterans in South Mississippi.
In the past, my office has been able to help veterans with benefits, recover medals, or obtain records. If you are a veteran experiencing problems with a federal agency, I may be able to assist you directly.
Veterans’ facilities in and around the 4th district
Frequently Asked Questions
Wounded Warrior Fellowship
My office is proud to participate in the U.S. House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Program. The Wounded Warrior Program (WWP) was established to create fellowships that will provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the U.S. House of Representatives.
Positions may become available in member offices in Washington, D.C. and in district offices nationwide. Those selected for the program will be given the opportunity to rotate into various positions and, if a fit is found, transition into full-time employment.
The positions will be filled by veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, had less than 20 years of service and have a minimum 30 percent service-connected disability rating from either a military Physical Evaluation Board or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The 30 percent threshold was established to target those injured veterans who are more likely to need this type of employment opportunity.
Wounded Warrior Fellows are hired to fill specific vacancies in the offices of participating members. The performance and progress of each fellow will be tracked closely by the Director of the Wounded Warrior Program. Workspace modifications will be accommodated, when possible, to provide maximum opportunities to those veterans who meet the job qualifications and have the desired skill sets to fill a position, notwithstanding their physical limitations. All wounded warriors hired to the fellowship program will appear on the rolls of the CAO and will be entitled to the same benefits as other House employees.
All interested applicants can see vacancies and application instructions on the CAO webpage: www.cao.house.gov.