Thompson seeks ‘Wounded Warrior’ applicants for offices

U.S. Representative Mike Thompson is accepting applications through the House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Program from those who want to work in his offices.

Those interested may apply to work in any of those offices, in Napa, Santa Rosa, Vallejo and the nation’s capital.

“As a combat Vietnam veteran, serving our veterans and finding ways to incorporate their expertise into my work is one of my top priorities,” Thompson said.

“So I am honored to have the opportunity to add one of our nation’s veterans to my staff and include their knowledge into our work to serve our district,” he said.

“All eligible veterans are encouraged to apply and take advantage of this great chance to continue in public service,” said Thompson, who represents a portion of Martinez.

Duties could include working as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies, attending local events and meetings on Thompson’s behalf and performing legislative work. The jobs could involve other tasks as well.

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within member offices.

The program is limited to veterans who meet several requirements. Candidates must be honorably discharged and released from active duty within the last five years; they must have terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3 and must have 20 percent or greater service connected disabilities. The latter requirement is waived for those who have received a Purple Heart medal.

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 the page and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program” to apply.

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