Jeffrey Swartz is today's Veteran Of The Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Reserve Veteran Jeff Swartz, who served in support of three combat operations during his service.

Jeff Swartz was born Oct. 6, 1963, in Albany, N.Y., and spent the majority of his childhood in Philadelphia, Penn. Swartz moved to Washington, D.C., to attend American University.

He joined the U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Branch, ultimately retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. Swartz served multiple overseas deployments, including to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

While not on active duty, Swartz worked for several Federal agencies, including the Department of the Navy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. When not working for the federal government, Swartz enjoyed coaching his children’s youth sports teams and leading Cub Scout events. He passed away May 10, 2015. He is remembered as a devoted father and husband, and warm friend to all who crossed his path.

We honor his service.

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? 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.


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Published on Aug. 6, 2019

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  1. Debbie Cowan August 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    He loved his reserve branch and we miss him every day.
    Debbie Swartz Cowan

  2. Robert Bostic August 6, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    We honor the service of Jeff Swartz.

  3. Rachel Swartz-Khazri August 6, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Amazing veteran and father. RIP

  4. Michael Frank Litzelman August 6, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    MAJ Litzelman OER’s Input:

    Jeff Swartz is a great choice. I knew him during our deployment to Iraq during OIF. I got to know Jeff very well during our deployment. He was humorous, He would do anything for me or the troops if asked. Jeff was very patriotic. He always would cheer me and others up during tense situations during our deployment. He had a great sense of humor.

    I miss you Jeff and I salute you.

    Michael Frank Litzelman

  5. Wayne Wolverton August 6, 2019 at 11:42 am

    RIP, Jeff.

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