#VeteranOfTheDay Will Thomas


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Will Thomas.

Will served for six years in the military as a field artillery officer in the Texas Army National Guard. In 2008, he deployed to Iraq as a bodyguard and manager of the Army’s Baghdad hotel for visiting dignitaries. During the yearlong deployment, Will monitored over 2,000 visitors, including former Vice President Joseph Biden, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and comedian Stephen Colbert. He has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, German Sports Badge, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

In 2007, Will graduated from Texas Christian University with honors and he graduated from Baylor Law School with magna cum laude honors in 2012. After earning both his J.D. and passing the bar exam, he worked as a law clerk for the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas. He joined Edison, McDowell and Herrington LLP in September 2013 and currently works as one of their lawyers. Outside the office, Will volunteers with the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic.

Thank you for your service, Will!

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? You’re in luck! 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 newmedia@va.gov with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

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.


Mei-Mei Chun-Moy

Mei-Mei Chun-Moy is a sophomore majoring in History and Public Policy. She serves as a senior editor for her school’s academic and literary journal. She is currently an intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.