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.
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