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Simpson Announces Veteran Fellowship Opportunity

Simpson Announces Veteran Fellowship Opportunity

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced a two-year paid fellowship opportunity in his Twin Falls district office, available to Idaho veterans through the Wounded Warrior Program. The person chosen for the fellowship will work with military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

The Wounded Warrior Program, also known as the Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program, was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for veterans within member offices.

“Veterans bring a valuable perspective into any civilian workplace and often demonstrate exemplary integrity, discipline, and teamwork. I am pleased to work with the House of Representatives to provide veterans an opportunity not only to further their own careers, but also to use their experiences and expertise to help the many veterans and military personnel in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District interact successfully with government agencies,” said Simpson.

To qualify, veterans must meet all the following requirements: be honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last six years, and complete their service at a pay grade at or below E-5, O-3, or W-2. Veterans promoted to the pay grades of E-6, O-4, or W-3 within 6-months of separation from active duty are eligible, granted they meet all other eligibility requirements. Veterans who are in receipt of a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible for the program. Interested veterans should visit https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program” for more information or apply directly at this link.

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