Jason Newman - Fellow

Jan 14, 2013
Jason Newman and Congressman Andrews
Jason Newman - Fellow

Jason Newman says he joined the Army to grow up and have new experiences.  As an infantryman assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, he was deployed to Mosul, Iraq from October 2004 to October 2005. He believes he is the person he is today because of his military service, and for that he is very appreciative. 

In late December 2011, Newman heard about the Wounded Warrior Program through a story in his local newspaper highlighting New Jersey Congressional Members who were hiring disabled veterans for 2-year fellowships.  Newman applied and got the job as a District Representative assigned to Congressman Rob Andrews in Haddon Heights, NJ. 

Newman’s typical day includes frequent interaction with constituents who need assistance with any number of concerns, including social security and unemployment benefits.  He follows each case closely until the problem is resolved, and he finds the work rewarding both personally and professionally.

As a part-time student at Rutgers University, Newman is pursuing a degree in Political Science. But for the long-term, he would like to successfully complete his fellowship and continue serving the community in the realm of veterans’ advocacy.  Newman, who is scheduled to complete his fellowship in January of 2014, says of his co-workers, “the people here are fantastic and they work as a team.”