#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Andrew Mayer


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Andrew Mayer. Andrew served in Afghanistan.

Andrew grew up in Long Beach, California. After attending and graduating from Texas Christian University in 2009, he served as an armor officer with the U.S. Army. After four years of military service, he returned to Texas Christian University and graduated with his MBA in 2015.

Andrew was awarded the Bronze Star for his 2012 Afghanistan deployment, where he served as an advisor to Afghan National Civil Order Police.

Today, he works as a terminal train master with BNSF Railway.

Thank you for your service, Andrew!

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Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.


Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.