#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Jeff Swartz

Jeffrey Swartz is today's Veteran Of The Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Reserve Veteran Jeff Swartz, who served in support of three combat operations during his service.

Jeff Swartz was born Oct. 6, 1963, in Albany, N.Y., and spent the majority of his childhood in Philadelphia, Penn. Swartz moved to Washington, D.C., to attend American University.

He joined the U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Branch, ultimately retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. Swartz served multiple overseas deployments, including to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Forge and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

While not on active duty, Swartz worked for several Federal agencies, including the Department of the Navy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. When not working for the federal government, Swartz enjoyed coaching his children’s youth sports teams and leading Cub Scout events. He passed away May 10, 2015. He is remembered as a devoted father and husband, and warm friend to all who crossed his path.

We honor his service.

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Nicholas Rogers-Dillon

Nicholas Rogers-Dillon is a senior studying Philosophy and Political Science at Brooklyn College. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and is currently working as a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, hoping to pursue a career in public service.


  1. Debbie Cowan    

    He loved his reserve branch and we miss him every day.
    Debbie Swartz Cowan

  2. Robert Bostic    

    We honor the service of Jeff Swartz.

  3. Rachel Swartz-Khazri    

    Amazing veteran and father. RIP

  4. Michael Frank Litzelman    

    MAJ Litzelman OER’s Input:

    Jeff Swartz is a great choice. I knew him during our deployment to Iraq during OIF. I got to know Jeff very well during our deployment. He was humorous, He would do anything for me or the troops if asked. Jeff was very patriotic. He always would cheer me and others up during tense situations during our deployment. He had a great sense of humor.

    I miss you Jeff and I salute you.

    Michael Frank Litzelman

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