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Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Representing the People of Guam

Bordallo Seeks Applicants For Wounded Warrior Fellowship

July 27, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today announced a two-year fellowship for veterans through the U.S. House of Representative’s Wounded Warrior Program. The Wounded Warrior Program is a specialized program designed to establish sources of employment opportunities for veterans within the House of Representatives. The two-year fellowships provide meaningful work experience and exposure to acquire and seek alternative career opportunities. Fellowship positions are available in select Congressional Member District Offices across the nation.

Although the Wounded Warrior Program is intended to serve our nation’s veterans, the two-year fellowship program solely hires applicants who meet the following requirements:

  1. Honorably discharged;
  2. Released from active duty within the last 5 years; and
  3. At or below the payroll of E-5 or O-3
  4. Possess a 20-percent or more service-related disability rating
  5. Copy of a recent DD-214

Purple Heart Recipients are not subject to the service-related disability rating requirement, but must satisfy all other requirements to be reviewed for consideration. Veterans receiving a 20-year or Temporary Early Retirement Authorization (TERA) retirement are not eligible to apply for the program. No waivers will be granted. The fellowship is a paid position in the District Office in Guam.

If selected, those participating in the program will be afforded the opportunity to transition into full-time employment. However, full-time employment is not warranted at the completion of the fellowship. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

 

Congresswoman Madeline Z. Bordallo

120 Father Duenas Avenue

Suite 107

Hagåtña, Guam 96910

 

Resumes can also be emailed to madeleine.bordallo@mail.house.gov. Specific questions about the program can be addressed to Jon Junior Calvo, District Chief of Staff, at (671) 477-4272 or at jon.calvo@mail.house.gov. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (ChST).

“As a fervent advocate for veterans’ issues, I am delighted to announce the launch of the Wounded Warrior Program, a program that serves to provide two-year fellowships for veterans within the House of Representatives. The fellowship aims to provide direct constituent services to our veterans. Additionally, I firmly believe that this program presents a pathway for our veterans to attain access to gainful employment opportunities and to be reintegrated into the workforce,” said Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo.

“The incorporation of the Wounded Warrior Program in my office underscores my unwavering commitment to serving our nation’s servicemembers. Therefore, I strongly encourage all veterans who meet the requirements of the fellowship to contact my District Office for any inquiries or assistance in applying. It is essential that I, and our nation, continue to uphold our responsibility to solving the many difficulties that our veterans encounter, and I look forward to implementing the Wounded Warrior Program and to expanding more employment opportunities for our local veterans in the future.”