Quincy native Christian Cochran will serve as the Wounded Warrior fellow for Rep. Al Lawson’s (FL-05) district office in Jacksonville.
Cochran, who served in the United States Army Reserve, will assist with casework and provide support for the district’s veterans, active service members and their families.
“As a veteran, Christian has first-hand knowledge of the needs of our servicemen and women,” Rep. Lawson said. “His extensive military experience will prove to be a strong asset to our staff. I look forward to working with him during this fellowship.”
Cochran says he is eager to work in Rep. Lawson’s district because of his desire to give back to the city and people who contributed to his upbringing and success.
“What drew me to this Wounded Warrior Fellowship opportunity was that it is in the Fifth District – my home,” Cochran said. “There are several veterans in the area who need our assistance, and I will do my part to assure their needs are met. I look forward to serving our community.”
In 2009, Cochran joined the United States Army Reserve, serving in the 912th Human Resources Company in Tallahassee, Fla. He has served in multiple capacities in the Reserves, but most notably serving as assistant custodian of Postal Effects at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Operation Joint Guardian.
Cochran has also worked in law enforcement, on the state and local levels. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University in Alabama, and his master’s degree from Liberty University in Virginia.
The Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program was established by the House of Representatives to provide employment opportunities for wounded or disabled veterans within member offices and with the goal of training a new generation of veteran leaders for government service.
Christian Cochran PHOTO COURTESY U.S. REP. AL LAWSON
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