Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) invites all eligible U.S. military veterans to apply for the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program. The fellow will be placed in the Congressman’s Edinburg District Office for two years.

“With a Wounded Warrior Fellow on our team, we will be able to better connect with and serve veterans in the 15th District,” Congressman Gonzalez said. “I am excited to be participating in this important program and welcome qualified veterans to apply.”

The application period for this full-time position is currently open. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: serving as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies; liaising with local Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs); assisting legislative staff with relevant issue areas; staffing Congressman Gonzalez at local events or meetings; and attending meetings or local events on behalf of the Congressman. Complete duties will be discussed during the interview process.

To apply for the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

Honorably discharged

Release from active duty within the last five years

Pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3

20 percent or greater service disability rating*

*Purple Heart recipients are exempt from the service connected disability rating

Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. No waivers will be granted. To apply, veterans must submit a current resume, a copy of their DD214, and a Civil Service Preference Letter indicating 20 percent or greater disability rating.

Congressional offices may request to participate in the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program through the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Gonzalez is humbled to be chosen for this privilege and looks forward to bringing another veteran aboard his team.

To apply follow the link