Terri Sewell seeks veteran for fellowship in Birmingham office

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Alabama 7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, through a partnership with the House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran to work in Birmingham District office focusing casework for military constituents and veterans affairs.

The selected veteran will work as a Constituent Service Representative, working with constituents in the congressional office to handle constituent casework, including veteran related work and act as a facilitator between constituents and federal, state, and local agencies.

“We make a promise to our veterans that we will care for them when they return and enable a smooth transition back to civilian life. Honoring that commitment is one of my highest priorities here in Congress,” Sewell said. “That is why I am pleased to be working with Wounded Warrior Program to help make sure veterans and military personnel living in America have access to our federal government and the care and services they have earned.”

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within Member offices. The fellowship is intended to provide veterans with experience and exposure to ultimately broaden their scope of transition opportunities.

Veterans must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Honorably discharged;
  • Released from active duty within the last five years;
  • Pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3;
  • 20% or greater service connected disability rating; and
  • Purple Heart recipients are exempt from the service connected disability rating requirement.

In addition to a current resume, applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 and a VA letter confirming that they have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating.

Interested veterans should go to https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program” for more information and how to apply.


  1. Ms Sewell. Thanks for the push to get a disabled vet in this position. The article states applicant must first have a 20% or greater service connected disability rating. The article then states applicants must have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating. Is the minimum requirement 20 percent or 30 percent disability rating?
    The article then states “Pay grades at or below E-5 or O-3”. E-5 is a sergeant whereas O-3 is an officer. Is the requirement for an enlisted person at or below E-5 or is it at or below O-3 Officer?
    Just curious.

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