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Eugene "Gene" Russell

Army Veteran and VA photographer Eugene “Gene” Russell says working for Veterans, on and off the job, is his way of continuing to serve his country.

Henry Jordan III

Mr. Henry Jordan III, a U.S. Navy Veteran, has been employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, WLA Campus for nearly two months. During this time, he has demonstrated exceptional customer service and leadership working with Veterans in the Community Living Center. Henry assists VA doctors and nurses with patient care in the emergency room at the WLA Campus.

James Symanski

Mr. James Symanski, an U.S. Army and Iraq War Veteran, employed with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Construction & Facilities Management (CFM) for nearly three years. During that time, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership as CFM’s Sustainable Design Program Manager.

Mary Melanson

Ms. Melanson recently wrote the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) to commend the assistance she received from Mr. Brian Grubb and Mr. Mark Berninger, both of whom serve as VESO Regional Veteran Employment Coordinators (RVECs).

Nicolas Bastien

Army Veteran Nicolas Bastien attended the VA for Vets Veteran Career Fair and Expo in Washington, DC and found a legal assistant position on the spot.

Eric Bruns

Seeking a change from his private-sector career, Army Veteran Eric Bruns used VA for Vets Career Center tools to strengthen his resume and find a new position at the Veterans Health Administration.

Demetrius Bussey

A VA for Vets career coach helped Marine Veteran Demetrius Bussey strengthen his resume to find a new position at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sonya Harris-Ladjevich

After 21 years in the Air Force, Sonya Harris-Ladjevich is enjoying a VA career that supports her continuing education and provides a sense of security and stability.

Michelle Hayes

Army Veteran Michelle Hayes became one of the first Veterans hired through VA for Vets at a New Orleans career event. Now she helps other Veterans find meaningful work at VA in her new role as a Regional Veteran Employment Coordinator.

John Kenner

VA for Vets career coaching helped Army Veteran John Kenner strengthen his resume and find a VA job that puts his research and writing skills to good use.

Jonathan Landon

VA for Vets coaching and virtual collaboration helped Army Veteran Jonathan Landon transition to a meaningful career as a chaplain at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Paul Laracy

Army Veteran Paul Laracy received guidance and assistance from a Regional Veteran Employment Coordinator and the VA for Vets website, which enabled him to find a job as he transitioned out of active duty.

Brandon Williams

At a VA for Vets hiring event in New Orleans, Army Veteran Brandon Williams found an opportunity to move beyond his current job in the trucking industry and begin a career that better suits his needs and ambitions.

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