Harold Newhouse - Graduate

Apr 8, 2013
Congresswoman Granger and Harold Newhouse
Harold Newhouse - Graduate

A family heritage of military service inspired Harold Newhouse to enlist in the military. But unlike his great grandfather, grandfather, father and uncles before him, Newhouse chose to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Assigned to the Aviation Ordnance specialty, he deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, from August 2005 to February 2006 with VMGR-252 from Cherry Point, NC.

After being medically retired from the Marine Corps, Newhouse returned to school and worked as a chaplain’s intern at the nearby VA Medical Center. He learned about the House Wounded Warrior Program through the Wounded Warrior Project Warriors to Work initiative. He applied and was selected to work as a Constituent Case Worker for the Ft. Worth, TX office of Congresswoman Kay Granger.  

On a typical day, Newhouse addresses constituent matters with a strong focus on veterans’ issues.  Periodically, he conducts outreach with the local branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Being able to help my fellow veterans is the most rewarding thing about this job,” he says.

Newhouse has accomplished much during his tenure. In his capacity as a constituent case worker, he was able to get a WWII veteran the medals he had been awarded but had never received. In another case, Newhouse obtained $51,000 retroactively for disability compensation due to a veteran that should have been previously paid.

Prior to working as a constituent case worker, Newhouse thought he wanted to pursue a career as a chaplain. But this experience has inspired him to pursue a master's in counseling so he can continue to make a direct difference in the lives of others.

Upon completion of his fellowship Harold Newhouse accepted a position with the Texas State Department of Family Services.