#VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran Chris Rolph


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Chris Rolph.

Chris served in the Air Force for five years as a C130J Loadmaster. He was stationed in Rammstein, Germany, and spent time in parts of Africa including Niger, Nigeria, Algeria, Chad, Senegal, Djibouti and Libya. During his service, he was recognized as Senior Airman Below the Zone and Airman of the Quarter.

After leaving the Air Force, Chris pursued his degree at Queens University of Charlotte and is currently the president of his Veteran group on campus. Yesterday, at the Student Veterans of America National Conference, he was honored as Student Veteran of the Year.

In an interview before the announcement, Chris said, “I’m just flattered someone would nominate me for such an honor.”

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.