#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Chris Newsome


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Chris Newsome.

Chris, a Cincinnati native, served from June 2002 to June 2006 with 82nd Airborne Division. He served one deployment to Afghanistan and two to Iraq.

Chris received the Army Commendation Medal for outstanding service during combat operations.

He currently serves as the Vice President of Candidate Acquisition with RecruitMilitary. His primary mission is to provide all military/veteran men, women, and their spouses have access to employment resources and professional development.

Thank you for your service, Chris!

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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.


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.