Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jennifer McNeill.

Jennifer enlisted in the Army April 1976. She completed her basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas where she trained as a dental assistant.

From there, she was assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana, then to the 25th Medical Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. During her tour, she served as a squad leader, section sergeant and platoon sergeant. She was also selected as NCO of the quarter.

Among her many assignments, Jennifer also served in Korea where she served as the NCOIC of one of the dental clinics. She was also selected to attend the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.

By the end of her military career, Jennifer had attended the Sergeant Major Academy and was assigned to Eisenhower Army Medical Center to serve as the troop commander and sergeant major. She retired from service in June 1998.

Thank you for your service, Jennifer!

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.

Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at

Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.

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Published on Jul. 21, 2017

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