#VeteranOfTheDay Rachel Bryen


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Rachel Bryen. Rachel served from 2007 to 2013 as an electrician’s mate.

Rachel served with the USS Nimitz and earned a number of awards for her service, including two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Navy Good Conduct Medals, two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Junior Sailor of the Quarter.

In 2015, Rachel earned an MBA from the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Today, she works as a senior buyer with Oncor Electric Delivery, a power company near Dallas, Texas.

Thank you for your service, Rachel!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.