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Nominate A Warrior

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is this Nominate a Warrior questionnaire for?

The nominate a warrior form is a short profile that is featured on Voices of Veterans social media channels. We post the short form answers to our Voices of Veterans social media accounts to help promote Veterans in our community that have had outstanding success in their careers after transitioning out of the military.

How long should my answers be?

Two sentences or less.

What if I prefer not to answer one of the short answer questions?

Please do your best to complete the questionnaire in its entirety. However, if you prefer not to answer a short answer question, you may skip it.

What if I don’t have any social media or I have one platform but not another?

Skip any platform you do not have, or do not wish to share. If you don’t have social media, that’s fine, however we would like to help promote you and your organization.

How do I upload my photo to the questionnaire?

Click ‘add file’, drag your photo icon into the ‘insert file’ box or click ‘select files from your device.’ If you click ‘select files from your device,’ find the location of your photo, click on it and press ‘open’ in the bottom right had corner. Once you see the title of your photo in the ‘insert file’ box, press ‘upload’ and you are good to go!

How do I qualify to be featured on the Voices of Veterans page?

You qualify if are a Veteran that has transitioned out of the military and are working in either the private or public sector. Then, complete our questionnaire to the best of your ability!

Where will my answers be shared?

On the Voices of Veterans Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us at @voicesofvets!

When will my answers be shared?

Typically, you profile will be shared within a few weeks of your submission

Who should I contact if I have more questions about the Voices of Veterans program?

Any Veteran interested in including his or her story in the Voices of Veterans oral history program should contact the Veterans Land Board at 512-475-1248 or send an e-mail to monica.brown@glo.texas.gov. For inquiries about our Next Gen Warrior program, send an email to adam.bussian@glo.texas.gov or dan.hamilton@glo.texas.gov

How can I help the Voices of Veterans program?

Follow us at @voicesofvets on Instagram, @VoiceOfVeterans on Twitter, or @voicesofveterans on Facebook and share our content with your friends and family! Tune into our Instagram page each week to listen to our Next Gen Warrior podcast. The Next Gen Warrior podcast features the success stories of Veterans overcoming the struggles of transitioning out of the military and achieving great success in their careers.

Who have you had on the Next Gen Warrior podcast?

Everyone from a musician to the Chairman of the Veterans Land Board!

What is the Voices of Veterans program?

The “Voices of Veterans” program seeks to record the stories of Texas Veterans through their time in service and after returning home from combat. The Oral History program seeks to record the stories of Texas Veterans and archive the their stories in the Texas General Land Office for future researchers, historians, genealogists and the general public. Voices of Veterans ensures these stories of courage and service can inspire Texans for generations to come.

Many Veterans struggle to find meaning in their work after service. In 2019, Next Gen Warriors was formed, with the intent to capture the stories of Iraq and Afghanistan era Veterans and provide inspiration to others as they step off the battlefield and into civilian life. This new program reminds Veterans that their service continues to make an impact on the people of Texas, even though it might not make headlines or save lives. The General Land Office is committed to capturing our warrior's success stories and encouraging the next generation of Texas Veterans. To communicate with Veterans of a different era, viewers can tune in on Instagram (@VoicesofVets), YouTube, and podcasting platforms.

Voices of Veterans represents the first time a state agency has ventured into the field of Veterans' oral histories. The Veterans Land Board is a natural host for the program, managing nine existing Texas State Veterans Homes. The homes currently provide long-term care for about 900 senior Veterans, many of whom are eager to tell their story.

The Voices of Veterans program joins the ranks of other successful oral history programs, such as the Vietnam Archive Oral History Project at Texas Tech University and the Oral History Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg. While these programs focus on specific conflicts, the Voices of Veterans program is open to any Texas Veteran who served in the Armed Forces, from World War II to the War on Terror.

Veteran interviews are permanently archived in the Office of Veterans Records at the Texas General Land Office, where they join the historic documents of other Texas heroes such as Sam Houston, David Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Barret Travis. The archives are made available to researchers, historians, genealogists and the public to inspire future generations and remind us of our Veterans' sacrifices.

How can I find out more about the Voices of Veterans program?

Visit our website at https://www.voicesofveterans.org/, follow us at @voicesofvets on Instagram, @VoiceOfVeterans on Twitter, or @voicesofveterans on Facebook!