Steil Seeks Nominations for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District Veteran of the Year Award

September 17, 2019
Press Release

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN—Bryan Steil is seeking nominations for Wisconsin’s First Congressional District’s Veteran of the Year Award. The Veteran of the Year Award is an opportunity for a veteran to be honored for his or her service and contributions in the First District.

“I’ve made it a priority to support veterans and their families. I want to be the scissors that cuts through bureaucratic red tape at the VA and other federal agencies. The Veteran of the Year Award will recognize an unsung hero in Southeast Wisconsin. I’m excited to begin this process and will continue working with our veteran community to ensure they receive the care they’ve earned,” said Steil.

Nominations can be submitted online at https://steil.house.gov/2019-veteran-year-award-nomination. Nominees must be a veteran of one of the five Armed Forces of the United States, including Reserve or National Guard, or United States Merchant Marines. All nominees must be able to supply a DD-214 and must live within Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.

The recipient of the Veteran of the Year Award will be selected based on:

SERVICE: Demonstrate a commitment to service in their community. This could be through advocacy, community projects, an act of heroism, or other actions.

EXCELLENCE: Provide an example of how this veteran exudes a spirit of excellence.

DEDICATION: Have a dedication to supporting their fellow veterans and building bridges between veterans and our greater Southeast Wisconsin community. 

The recipient will be selected by Steil’s Veterans Advisory Board shortly before Veterans Day. Nominations for the award are due by 5:00pm on Friday, October 11, 2019. Those with questions can call our office at 608-752-4050.

On Background:

Wisconsin’s First Congressional District includes all of Walworth, Kenosha, and Racine Counties, and extends west to include portions of Rock County and extends north to include parts of southern Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties.


Steil has made it a priority to support veterans through casework assistance and legislation. Earlier this year, a Steil amendment passed through the House ensuring the Department of Veterans Affairs’ suicide prevention and treatment programs are fully funded. Steil also cosponsored the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which is now law, that ensures veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam have access to benefits and care they’ve earned. In July, Steil brought on board a Director of Military and Veterans Affairs through the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program to help with veteran outreach and veteran and military casework. Steil continues to meet with veteran-focused organizations like Veterans of Foreign War Posts, American Legion, and Disabled American Veterans to discuss issues impacting veterans, especially the importance of access to mental health resources.


If constituents need assistance with the VA or another federal agency, please call our office at 608-752-4050 or visit our website: https://steil.house.gov/services/help-federal-agency.

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