Vietnam Veterans of America
Rick has been passionately fighting for Veterans throughout the nation and on Capitol Hill for many generations; nearly 40 to be exact. In that time he has made it a point to mentor and work with young Veterans pursuing their passions to give back to the Military and Veteran community.
Rick Weidman was born in Texas and enlisted to the Army in 1968. Weidman served as a medic with Charlie Company, 23rd Medical Company, 196th Light Infantry Brigade in the American Division. Currently, Rick Weidman is the Executive Director of Government Affairs with Vietnam Veterans of America, which was previously named the Council of Vietnam Veterans (VVA) – an organization that Weidman began volunteering for in 1978. He has been a vocal and visual presence on Capitol Hill ever since.