The Long Branch Legislative Office of Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06) welcomes a new staff member.  Sergeant John Irwin has joined the office as part of the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program and will be assisting with Veterans case work.

Irwin served as an Airborne Infantry Squad Leader in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and performed three tours of combat duty, two in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He received a Purple Heart and an Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device for service.

However, Irwin already comes with a Veterans service background. Following his military service, Irwin has served as a volunteer with the Tip of the Arrow Foundation, where he's assisted fellow veterans with employment placement and access to financial and medical resources'. He also provides training to employers on how to accommodate wounded and transitioning warriors.

The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program provides employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within the House of Represenatives in Washington DC and district offices. Republican Congressman Jon Runyan also recently welcomed a Wounded Warrior candidate to assist constituents in his 3rd Legislative District.