#VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran King Gillespie


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran King Gillespie. King served for over 25 years before retiring in 2013.

King traveled to Croatia as a military adviser to help the Croatian military develop their reserve forces policies after the Balkans conflict of the 1990s. He earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Texas Christian University and his Master’s of Strategic Studies from Air War College. He also received a transformational leadership professional certificate from Georgetown University. King participated in a Brookings Fellowship with the United States Senate. He also served as the deputy director of the Reserve Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense and as an operations officer with the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve office. Since 1990, he has been the CEO of The Endeavour Group, a certified disabled Veteran-owned consulting company in Washington, D.C..

Thank you for your service, King!

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 Nicole Maiterth. Nicole Maiterth is currently studying Development Studies with a specialization in Political Science at the University of Oslo.


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.