United States Marines
John Belcher of Tunkhannock, Pa., served honorably as a Marine in the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars for nearly 10 years, winning numerous citations and medals for his bravery in combat. After his discharge, John began his career of helping vets. He worked for a federal government official, and after only a few months was promoted to the office's Veteran Affairs representative. There he helped more than 600 veterans resolve issues with the VA and to obtain the medals they deserved. After one year, John was again promoted, to his current position of district director, where he continues to help vets. John has also been the Veterans Service Officer with his local American Legion post for the past couple of years.