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Wenstrup Awarded Veterans and Education Lifetime Leadership Award

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Washington, D.C., February 14, 2017 | Hailey Sadler (202-225-3164) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) was awarded the National Association of State Approving Agencies (NASAA) Lifetime Leadership Award. Wenstrup received this award in recognition of his lifetime of public service and tireless advocacy on behalf of America’s veterans.

“The NASAA Lifetime Leadership Award is the highest award presented by the National Association of State Approving Agencies to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and personal sacrifice in the arena of public service,” said Dr. Joseph Wescott, NASAA Legislative Director. “We are particularly pleased to present this year’s award to Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who through his many years of service as a medical doctor, Army Reserve officer, and most recently, member of Congress, has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to servant leadership on behalf of his fellow man and particularly, American veterans.  As such, he truly exemplifies the qualities we seek to honor with this award.”

“Too often, when our men and women in uniform return home after their service to this country, finding a job and assimilating back into civilian life proves fraught with challenges,” said Congressman Brad Wenstrup. “Empowering our veterans with the educational assistance and opportunities they need in order to build their own futures is the least we can do, after all they have done. I am deeply grateful to NASAA for their efforts on this front and look forward to continuing to partner with them to ensure our veterans receive the benefits and opportunities they deserve and have earned.”

NASAA is made up of more than 50 state approving agencies (SAAs) that oversee education and training programs for veterans, promoting and safeguarding quality education and training programs for veterans and protecting the integrity of the GI Bill. The SAAs play a major role in monitoring schools and approved programs for GI Bill-eligible students – making the GI Bill work for veterans.

Congressman Brad Wenstrup has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 1998, currently holding the rank of Colonel. In 2005-06, he served a tour in Iraq as a combat surgeon, and was awarded a Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge for his service.  During his time in Congress, Brad is fulfilling his Reserve duties by treating patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

Congressman Wenstrup serves as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Health Subcommittee and previously served as the Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee during the 114th Congress.


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Tags: Veterans