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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01)

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) today announced that his office was selected to participate in the House of Representatives’ Gold Star Family Fellowship Program for 2021.

Rep. Wittman’s office is now accepting applications for the family member of a fallen service member to work out of the Stafford district office and support the office’s military- and veterans-related casework.

“No one is more qualified to assist our military members, veterans, and their families than the family members of our fallen heroes,” Rep. Wittman said. “I am honored our office was selected to participate in this program and look forward to bringing a Gold Star family member on board so that my staff and I can better assist the veterans and military families of Virginia’s First District.”

The Gold Star Family Fellows Program was established to create employment opportunities for families of our fallen heroes within the House of Representatives. These one-year fellowships provide Gold Star Families with experience and exposure to broaden career opportunities. Positions are available in Congressional Member District Offices nationwide.

This position is limited to Gold Star Family members desiring to serve a one-year paid Congressional Fellowship as part of the House of Representatives Gold Star Family Fellowship Program. The selected Fellow for VA-01 will work directly for Congressman Wittman as part of his office staff. Fellowships are located in Congressional District Offices around the country.

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Duties will include, but are not limited to: working as a constituent services representative helping local constituents resolve issues with federal agencies; serving as a liaison to local Veterans Service Organizations (VSO); attending local events and meetings on behalf of your Member of Congress; and performing legislative work. 

Candidates must be a child/step-child, spouse, parent or sibling of a veteran who: 1. died in the line of duty while serving in the Armed Forces; or 2. died of a service-connected disability during the four-year period within last discharge date.

Applications are being accepted now, to apply, please click here:

For more information, contact the CAO Gold Star Families Program at 202-226-1965.

Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he serves as the ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.