Bustos Seeking Wounded Warrior Fellow for Rock Island Office

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she is seeking a Wounded Warrior Fellow to serve as a Veterans’ Advocate and Outreach Coordinator in her Rock Island Congressional Office. Primary responsibilities will be to facilitate and coordinate responses to a wide range of requests received from military, veterans and other stakeholders in the region. This individual will also help veteran constituents navigate government agencies and is also responsible for keeping the Congresswoman current on issues related to the VA, defense and national security. All applications are due by June 15th, 2015.

“Since taking office I have been proud to participate in the Wounded Warrior Program that offers the opportunity for veterans to participate in the legislative process and with constituent services firsthand,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “I encourage all those interested in serving the people of northwest and central Illinois who meet the eligibility requirements to apply before the June 15th deadline.”

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% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). To apply, please submit a resume, a copy of the last DD214 issued (page 4) and a letter from the VA indicating a 30% or greater rating (not necessary if medically retired) to housewoundedwarriors@mail.house.gov. Do not send resumes directly to the office of Congresswoman Bustos.

Interested veterans should visit https://cao.house.gov/job-title-veterans-advocate-and-outreach-coordinator for more information.

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.