Rep. Ratcliffe seeking paid wounded warrior fellow in Texarkana

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) is hiring a Wounded Warrior Fellow to serve as a Veterans’ Advocate and Outreach Coordinator in his Texarkana office. The Fellow will work in coordination with Rep. Ratcliffe’s full-time veterans caseworker. Last year alone, Rep. Ratcliffe’s staff helped recover $280,000 in frozen VA benefits for the constituents of Texas’ Fourth District.

Almost immediately after Rep. Ratcliffe began his work in Congress, his office applied to participate in the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program to enhance the quality of service provided for the 63,000 veterans in his district. Primary responsibilities of the position will include: processing veteran and military casework requests and assisting veterans and service members navigate federal government agencies. The duration of this appointment will last for up to two years. All applications are due by Thursday, March 31.

The Congressional Wounded Warrior Fellowship program is limited to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, with less than 20 years of service and a minimum 30 percent disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). To apply, please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 issued and a letter from the VA indicating a 30 percent or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov. Please do not send resumes directly to the office of Rep. Ratcliffe.

Interested veterans should visit https://cao.house.gov/job-title-constituent-services-liaison for more information and specific details on how to apply.

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The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create fellowships that will provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the House of Representatives. Those selected for the program will be employed by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer but will be given the opportunity to work in Member, committee and leadership offices and, if a fit is found, transition into full-time employment. However, full time employment is not guaranteed at the conclusion of the two year fellowship.

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