O’FALLON – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced he is seeking a wounded warrior or medically-retired veteran for a position in either his O’Fallon or Carbondale district office. The veteran chosen for the fellowship will engage in community outreach and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.
“We made a promise to our veterans that we will care for them when they return from battle,” said Bost. “Making sure we honor that commitment is one of my highest priorities. That’s why I’m pleased to be working with the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program to provide a unique opportunity for a Southern Illinois veteran to be part of our congressional office, helping their community and gaining new skills for the future.”
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 all of the following requirements: Honorably discharged, released from active duty within the last five years, terminal pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3, 20% or greater service connected disabilities (waived if you have a Purple Heart). 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 go to https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program” for more information and how to apply.