With Honor recruits and trains principled bipartisan veterans who are committed to the With Honor Pledge. They must pass our in-depth, multi-stage vetting process in order join us in the fight against polarization in the U.S., with a focus on Congress.
With Honor’s political action committees help elect and re-elect principled veterans committed to our pledge in Congress. Occasionally, With Honor political action committees support downballot races in order to build a bench of principled veterans for national office for the future.
With Honor Action works alongside the For Country Caucus of bipartisan military veterans in the U.S. House, and with a group of bipartisan U.S. Senators to initiate and help pass laws that matter for our nation.
Biennial gala celebrating veterans in the 118th Congress
With Honor Action honors Reps. Steve Womack, John James, and Pat Ryan, along with Co-Founder David Gergen and Honorary Advisory Board Member Truman Semens for their service and commitment to the With Honor Pledge.
Afghan Adjustment Act
With Honor Action launches an aggressive bipartisancampaign to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act.
For Country Caucus Memorial Day
Jake Tapper covers the For Country Caucus Memorial Day Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall cleaning, featuring the three remaining Vietnam combat veterans in the U.S. House.
For Country Caucus kickoff reception
With Honor Action and USAA co-host a 2023 For Country Caucus kickoff reception with senators and military veterans Jack Reed and Roger Wicker.
The For Country Caucus expands to 30 members, and elects Reps Tony Gonzales and Jason Crow as Co-Chairs, and Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeksand Mikie Sherrill as Vice-Chairs.
Passage of 35 key priorities in 2022
With Honor Action celebrates passage of35 key priorities in 2022.
Principles Before Politics Award
Reps. Peter Meijer and Seth Moulton receive With Honor Action’s Principles Before Politics Award.
2022 Election Cycle
Nearly 750 veterans run for office. With Honor Fund endorses more than 30 candidates with 25 winning, including With Honor’s first statewide candidates: Governor Wes Moore and Attorney General Anthony Brown of Maryland.
The With Honor Action-endorsed PACT Act passes. It is one of the largest health care and benefits expansions in VA history.
With Honor Action was awarded the National Service Advocate of the Year by Voices for National Service. For Country Caucus Founding Co-Chair Don Bacon also received the Congressional Service Award.
American support of the Ukrainian war effort
Following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, With Honor Action and the For Country Caucus have advocated for American support of the Ukrainian war effort, including pushing Congress to pass a $10 billion package of security and humanitarian assistance, passing bipartisan legislation tasking the Department of Defense with drawing key lessons from the first year of Russia’s invasion, and advocating for increased military and humanitarian support.
Working with Rep. Seth Moulton and Senator Mark Kelly, With Honor Action helps to pass the Brandon Act, which improves Department of Defense mental health referral processes.
Construction of the Global War on Terror Memorial on the National Mall
Nearly two years after its introduction, With Honor Action and the For Country Caucus successfully pass legislation authorizing the construction of the Global War on Terror Memorial on the National Mall.
Bipartisan HOPE for Afghan SIVs, ALLIES, and WELCOMED Acts
Following the fall of Kabul, With Honor Action and the For Country Caucus lead the effort to pass the bipartisan HOPE for Afghan SIVs, ALLIES, and WELCOMED Acts, all of which pass on a bipartisan basis and work to expedite the special immigrant visa process and increase support for Afghan refugees.
Advocacy ad for critical legislation to assist Afghan refugees
With Honor Action creates an advocacy ad for critical legislation to assist Afghan refugees, featuring For Country Caucus Members Reps. Jason Crow and Peter Meijer, and With Honor Action Advisory Board Member and Medal of Honor recipient Army Captain Flo Groberg (ret.).
Advocate for our Afghan allies
With Honor Action and Representative Seth Moulton convene veteran service organizations and humanitarian organizations in front of the White House to advocate for our Afghan allies.
With Honor Action successfully secures a nearly $1 billion AmeriCorps funding increase, with a focus on assisting in civic and service recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Principles Before Politics Award
Rep. Adam Kinzinger receives With Honor Action’s Principles Before Politics Award.
25 critical pieces of legislation
Working with members of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, With Honor Action passes 25 critical pieces of legislation to protect our cybersecurity infrastructure, modernize the Department of Defense, and expand STEM and civic education in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC).
2020 Election Cycle
The For Country Caucus grows from 19 to 23 bipartisan veteran Members of Congress committed to the With Honor Pledge.
Principles Before Politics Award
Rep. Jason Crow receives With Honor Action’s Principles Before Politics Award.
Banner: The Spirit of the With Honor Action Symposium and Conversations Held There
Military historian Andrew Carroll draws inspiration from the With Honor Action Symposium, publishes Banner about the conversations held there and the spirit of the Symposium. Advisory Board member Secretary Robert Gates writes Banner’s introduction.
Key legislation at the end of its first year of advocacy
With Honor Action passes key legislation at the end of its first year of advocacy, including the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act championed by founding For Country Caucus Member Rep. Seth Moulton. Other bills passed include the establishment of a tenant “bill of rights” for service members and their families in military housing, and the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019.
Champions of U.S. Global Leadership
The For Country Caucus is honored as “Champions of U.S. Global Leadership” by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition — the first Caucus to ever be recognized as such. The award honors the Caucus for their commitment to putting principles before politics.
Inaugural Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland
With Honor Action hosts its inaugural Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, for the bipartisan members of the For Country Caucus in the 116th Congress. The event includes a keynote interview of historian Robert Caro by David Rubenstein and remarks by presidential advisors, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and veterans, including Theodore Roosevelt IV, Wes Moore, David Gergen, JR Martinez, Michèle Flournoy, and retired bipartisan senators Barbara Mikulski and John Warner.
Global War on Terrorism Location Act
With Honor Action and the For Country Caucus endorse the Global War on Terrorism Location Act, led by Caucus members Reps. Jason Crow and Mike Gallagher.
Annual tradition of cleaning war memorials
The For Country Caucus starts an annual tradition of cleaning war memorials on the National Mall together.
Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act
With Honor Action and the For Country Caucus endorse their first bill, the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, eliminating an unfair tax upon benefits paid to the children of fallen service members that had reached up to a rate of 37% in some cases.
19 veterans in Congress co-found the bipartisan For Country Caucus
On Veterans Day, With Honor Action publicly launches with a Time op-ed from Rye Barcott and inaugural Advisory Board member Jake Wood.
Fight polarization in Congress
Veterans Rye Barcott, Peter Dixon, and David Gergen found With Honor Action to fight polarization in Congress with principled veteran leadership. J. Walter Thompson designs With Honor’s brand pro bono.
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Presidential Appointee, U.S. Selective Service System
Senior Vice President
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Former Executive Assistant to Managing Partners
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Vice President, HR & Administration
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Former Staff Assistant, U.S. State Department
Former HillVets Fellow
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Former Communications Strategist, Non-Profit
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Former Graduate Fellow, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
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Deputy Legislative Director
Former Teacher, Huntington Learning Center
Former Volunteer, Boys & Girls Club of America
Business Graduate, University of Notre Dame
Transportation Officer, Army National Guard
Former Intern, US Senate
Graduate, University of Maine
Former Teacher, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Masters Graduate, Middle Tennessee State University
Operations and Development Associate
Former Deputy National Finance Director, U.S. House Candidate
Former Deputy National Finance Director, Serve America PAC
BA, Political Science, VCU