#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Helen Tannehill


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Helen Tannehill. Helen served from 2010 to 2015.

Helen graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating from the academy, she served as a surface warfare officer. Her ship assignments included the USS Cape St. George as a division manager and the USS Green Bay as an assistant operations officer. Helen and her shipmates received military media recognition for their volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity.

Following her Naval service, she graduated from Texas Christian University with a master’s degree in business administration while simultaneously participating in multiple extracurricular activities. Currently, Helen is a program manager with Oncor Electric Delivery near Dallas, Texas.

Thank you for your service, Helen!

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 information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Daniel Gomez


Mei-Mei Chun-Moy

Mei-Mei Chun-Moy is a sophomore majoring in History and Public Policy. She serves as a senior editor for her school’s academic and literary journal. She is currently an intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.