Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Barrett Y. Bogue.

Barrett served in the United States Marine Corps from 1999 to 2007 as a 0311 Infantryman.

He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and received a combat action ribbon. He returned from Iraq in 2005 to finish his master’s degree at the University of Tennessee. That’s when he noticed a lack of support networks for student Veterans and dedicated himself to improving that experience for Veterans in higher education.

Barrett is now in Washington D.C. where he works as the Vice President for Public Relations and Chapter Engagement at Student Veterans of America. In 2017, he helped a coalition of organizations pass lifetime education benefits for Veterans.

He lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.

Thank you for your service, Barrett!

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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Share this story

Published on Feb. 9, 2018

Estimated reading time is 1.1 min.

Views to date: 124

One Comment

  1. pamela campbell February 10, 2018 at 8:37 am

    We have a dog we just need him ro be trained for mt husband he has attacted himself to him already he licks his legs so there is a connection their.

Comments are closed.

More Stories

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran John Williams, who served in the Air Force Band and is today a well-known composer of multiple music pieces.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Air Forces Veteran Charles Bronson, who served as a B-29 aerial gunner during World War II and later became a Hollywood action star.

  • Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Willis Lee Benton, a prisoner of war who survived the Bataan Death March.