Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Maureen Elias. Maureen served from 2001 to 2006.

Maureen joined the Army in 2001. During her military career she served in Darmstadt, Germany and Monterey, California. She was promoted to corporal in June 2004 and sergeant in February 2005. Maureen was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

Maureen currently lives in Bowie, Maryland and serves as an ambassador for the Travis Manion Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping Veterans and their families. She received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2017 and is the assistant director for the Veterans Health Council at Vietnam Veterans of America. Since 2017, Maureen also graduated from the Armed Services Arts Partnership program and has been named a High Ground Veterans Advocacy Fellow, the Fort Meade Spouse of the Year and a Veterans in Global Leadership Fellow.

Thank you for your service, Maureen!

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.

Graphic by Nicole Maiterth. Nicole Maiterth is currently studying Development Studies with a specialization in Political Science at the University of Oslo.

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Published on Apr. 11, 2018

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  1. Samala Parker April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Congratulations Maureen, I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. May God continue to grant you the strength and endurance to fight and advocate for your fellow veterans. You are a wonderful woman one of great humility and a genuine concern for others. Keep the great work up!!! Samala

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