[Podcast] #38: Darren Sherrard – Army Veteran, VA Careers


I’m sure everyone enjoyed bathing in the glory of our nation’s freedom as we celebrated our Independence Day this week. I hope everyone’s holiday was safe and joyful. This week’s podcast features Darren Sherrard. Darren is an Army Veteran that served two decades and is now putting his skills to work for VA. He serves as VA’s Associate Director for Recruitment Marketing. Darren helps drive the initiative that is VA Careers and helps communicate the value in working for VA to its potential employees.

Covered in Episode 38:

Evolution of Darren Sherrard

Evolution of Darren Sherrard

  • State Department VIP fellowship
  • Interview with Army Veteran Darren Sherrard
    • Why he decided to join the Army
    • Learning how to be a good leader
    • Transitioning after 20 years of military service
    • Getting his job with VA
    • The value in working for VA and his approach to recruiting
  • Use VA Careers to find your opportunity at VA
  • #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Samuel V. Wilson

The full transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.