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Paul Rieckhoff              

Founder and Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Author, "Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq"

Paul Rieckhoff is founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), America’s first and largest organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Rieckhoff was among the first responders to the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. From 2003 to 2004, he served as an Army first lieutenant and infantry rifle platoon leader in Iraq. A nationally recognized authority on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a broad range of issues affecting troops, veterans, and their families, he has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs. Most recently, Rieckhoff was on Rolling Stone’s list of 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done. Rieckhoff has been honored with Common Ground’s Celebrating Home Award and the Lewis Cullman Civic Engagement Award from GenerationEngage. Rieckhoff wrote the 2006 book Chasing Ghosts and frequently contributes to Huffington Post, Fortune, and The New York Times.

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Paul Rieckhoff - BLUF (Bottom Line Up-Front) - Forbes

Paul Rieckhoff's stories. BLUF (Bottom Line Up-Front):

Trump has time for Kanye, but where's his promised focus on ...

Paul Rieckhoff says the President-elect needs to fulfill his promises on veterans and should keep current VA Secretary Bob McDonald, who's reforming the ...

Keep the promise: Don't cut veteran education benefits | TheHill

Mark Begich and Paul Rieckhoff - 05/31/16 02:16 PM EDT 4. 0. AddThis ... Rieckhoff is Founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He was ...

Donald Trump's Trolls Unleash Hell on Veterans - The Daily Beast

Paul Rieckhoff, the CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, learned this firsthand when he stood up to the Republican presidential frontrunner in late  ...

Veterans groups fear Trump will 'burn down' VA - POLITICO

"The worst case scenario within the vets community is a total dismantling of everything they worked generations to create," said Paul Rieckhoff, executive ...

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