This Week at VA episode 17 features Marine Corps Veteran Joe Chenelly. Joe currently serves as the National Executive Director for AMVETS.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in March 1998, serving with the 1st Marine Division, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in April 2006. He is a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, having served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kuwait, East Timor and the Horn of Africa.
Covered in Episode 17:
- Hiring freeze exemptions
- Interview with Marine Veteran Joe Chenelly
- Joining the Marines
- Experiencing 9/11 attacks in the military
- Becoming a Veterans advocate
- AMVETS mission and Joe’s efforts there
- Addressing suicide as a person and as an organization
- Supporting VSOs in your community
- #VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Norris Taylor