Address: Linden Hall - 4765 Dorsey Hall Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Topic: Veterans Benefits
Speaker: Julian Wright, Veterans Service Representative, Department of Veterans Affairs
About Our Speaker:
Julian A. Wright began his VA career at the Baltimore Regional Office in 2001, where he worked as a Veterans Service Representative. With many years of experience processing compensation and pension claims, Julian mentored new Veterans Service Representative employees.
In November 2005, Julian began to work at the Washington VA Medical Center as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. Julian was instrumental in developing the Supported Employment Program, which assisted Veterans who were diagnosed with a severe mental illness (SMI) find and maintain employment in the community. He later became the Mentor Trainer for the three VA Medical Centers (Baltimore, Martinsburg, and Perry Point) in Veterans Integrated Network (VISN) 5. Julian also assisted OIF/OEF Veterans who were diagnosed with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries find and maintain private sector and government employment.
In August 2010, Julian joined the Benefits Assistance Service (BAS) staff, where he currently serves as the manager of the Foreign Services Program.
Julian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services Administration from the University of Baltimore in 2000 and a Master of Science degree in Human Services Administration with a minor in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2004.
Julian served seven years in the United States Army.