This Week at VA episode 17 features Marine Corps Veteran Joe Chenelly. Joe currently serves as the National Executive Director for AMVETS.

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in March 1998, serving with the 1st Marine Division, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in April 2006. He is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, having served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kuwait, East Timor and the Horn of Africa.

Covered in Episode 17:

  • Hiring freeze exemptions
  • Interview with Marine Veteran Joe Chenelly
    • Joining the Marines
    • Experiencing 9/11 attacks in the military
    • Becoming a Veterans advocate
    • AMVETS mission and Joe’s efforts there
    • Addressing suicide as a person and as an organization
  • Supporting VSOs in your community
  • #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Norris Taylor

The #VApodcast is now available in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Spotify. Search “Borne the Battle” in your podcast app of choice to subscribe.

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Published on Feb. 10, 2017

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