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Sean T. Foertsch joined Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) in 2016 as the Government and Community Affairs director. As a subject matter expert on policy and government affairs, Sean coordinates efforts with all WWP programs to help direct policy shaped by Congress, the White House, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs in support of empowering wounded warriors, veterans and families.

Sean began his career as a Congressional staffer for Senator Max Cleland (D- GA) and later went on to become a professional staff member on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, working directly for Ranking Member, the late Lane Evans (D- IL).  Following 10 years on Capitol Hill, he received a presidential appointment and served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

He is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Reserve, having served both on active duty and in the reserves for 17 years – Including deployments to Afghanistan and West Africa.

Sean holds a Masters of Arts from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and is currently earning a master’s in Communication from the University of Miami.

To see how Sean connects, serves, and empowers warriors in his role as government and community affairs director, click here.