Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Shannon Goad.

Shannon deployed to Afghanistan from 2006-2008 as a leader of a training team to build an Afghan National Civil Order Police unit. Then, from 2008-2010, Shannon was an assistant professor of military science at the University of South Carolina. He taught and mentored dozens of college ROTC cadets who became successful commissioned Army officers after graduation.

Shannon retired as a major from the Army in 2014. As a member of the Army Active-Guard Reserve, he served in multiple assignments over the years. Today, he is an independent financial adviser and small business consultant near Round Rock, Texas.

Thank you for your service, Shannon!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

Share this story

Published on Mar. 16, 2017

Estimated reading time is 1.2 min.

Views to date: 90

More Stories

  • Navy Veteran Calvin Leon Graham became the youngest World War II soldier at the age of 12, and the youngest recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Forces Veteran Horace Poolaw, who became a well-known photographer of Native American life.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Deborah Jo Pereira, who enlisted in the military at a unique time in her life and in American history.