FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC – September 21, 2022

HillVets is proud to announce that Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI-01) has signed on as our newest HillVets House Ambassador. HillVets House Ambassadors are Members of Congress who publicly support the HillVets House Fellowship program and consider HillVets House Fellows for placement in their office to undertake substantive policy work. These Ambassadors are committed to assisting the military-connected community lead successful and impactful careers in the public policy realm.

HillVets House Fellowship (HVHF) program provides Veterans, service members, and surviving family members who wish to pursue a career in government, policy, and/or advocacy, the opportunity to serve as a Legislative Fellow in a Congressional office. Fellows develop relationships with peers and mentors while gaining substantive exposure to and understanding of all facets of the legislative process. Taking part in such experiences provides individuals with the necessary skills to find full-time employment in a policy-related position. Furthermore, HillVets offers safe, furnished, free housing for any of its Fellows who need it, as well as a monthly stipend. The HillVets House Fellowship program also provides numerous ways to broaden a Fellow’s professional network and a plethora of educational opportunities.

“Now more than ever, we need more people involved in government who know the value of sacrificial service. HillVets has been instrumental in propelling our great Veterans to opportunities, support systems, and training for careers in government,” said Representative Bergman. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of the House Ambassador Program and help create new opportunities for Veterans’ to be involved in our legislative process.”

HillVets believes that the voices of military-connected individuals need to be heard throughout the policymaking process. It is with the help of Representative Bergman and all our HillVets House Ambassadors that we can provide them with the chance to contribute their lived experience, knowledge, expertise, and perceptions to the issues that most impact them.

“Congressman Bergman has long been a friend of the HillVets community,” said Jodi Harman, HillVets Director of Programs, “so we’re very pleased to make that relationship official. But as a Marine Corps spouse, myself, I am even more so looking forward to working with General Bergman and his staff in the future.”