Seth Lynn serves as the executive director of Veterans Campaign. Seth graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2002, and served for six years as an active duty Marine Corps officer, during which time he deployed to Okinawa, Kuwait, and Iraq, and spent two summers studying Arabic at Middlebury College. After leaving active duty, Seth studied international relations and politics at Princeton University, earning a Masters in Public Affairs. During this time, Seth founded Veterans Campaign with the help and support of several of his schoolmates. Since founding Veterans Campaign in 2009, Seth has become a recognized authority on civil-military relations and veterans in politics, subjects on which he is frequently quoted in the media. Seth authored the final chapter of the 2012 L.A. Times bestseller, In the Shadow of Greatness. In 2013, Diplomatic Courier magazine named Seth one of the “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders.” In addition to his duties with Veterans Campaign, Seth has served as an adjunct professor of Civil-Military Relations & Politics. A Major in the Marine Corps Reserve, Seth continues to serve as the Commanding Officer of Company A, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion in Norfolk, Virginia.
In his recent article, “Congress Needs More Diversity, Not More Veterans,” Rob Irving wrote, “Unfortunately for the veteran movement, veterans are already overrepresented in Congress by a factor of two, while other important groups remain grossly underrepresented.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.