TAMPA, Fla.—Army veteran Lee Ware of Fort Worth, Texas, was selected as the recipient of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) National Commander’s Award for the 2021 Outstanding Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER). Ware will be formally recognized Aug. 1 during the 2021 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention.

Ware serves as the veterans employment liaison at the Texas Veterans Commission, working to ensure all employers in his district are aware of the benefits of hiring veterans. He began his career in 2018 and immediately made an impact on the employment department by facilitating the hire of 15 veterans within his first four months on the job. Employers look to Lee as a gateway to find veteran talent to fill job vacancies.

“I want to thank Mr. Ware for his guidance and tireless efforts in assisting me in obtaining a position with the federal government,” said one veteran helped by Ware. “His support, guidance and professionalism enabled me to be competitively selected for great position with the Social Security Administration in Fort Worth, Texas. Ware made this possible.”

“Ware exhibits the attitude, personality and passion of an LVER who desires to succeed in helping employers with filling their vacancies with well-rounded and qualified veterans and their families,” said District Supervisor Paula A Taylor.

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About DAV
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million veteran members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932.