#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Sam Denton


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Sam Denton.

Sam served as an intelligence officer from 2003 to 2007. He joined the Army after graduating from Texas Christian University. While on deployment in Iraq, Sam was the officer in charge of a political section and from his work there he became interested in law.

Upon completing his active duty tour, Sam enrolled in law school and joined the Texas Army National Guard. He worked as a part-time intelligence officer and law clerk. In 2010, Sam earned his juris doctorate and qualified to practice law. He continued to serve in the Texas Army National Guard as a judge advocate general officer. Sam was also working as a special prosecutor in Huntsville, Texas at the same time.

Sam is currently a partner of a law firm in Austin, Texas.

Thank you for your service, Sam!

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.

Graphic By Joanna Specht: Joanna Specht is a student at Black Hawk College with a Major in Visual Communication. 


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.