Veteran Advocate. Researcher. Story Teller.

Jeffrey DeWitt is a 26-year United States Air Force veteran who retired in the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the top 1% of all enlisted grades. His medals include the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 6 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 7 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 star, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border.

He served as the Chairman of the Advisory – Military & Veterans Liaison Committee for the City of Norwalk from its inception in November 2018 to December 2022. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Historian for the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation based in Connecticut. For his work for the foundation, he was selected for the 2022 Veterans Public Service Award For Excellence from Central Connecticut State University. He holds Masters degrees in Administration from Central Michigan University (2004) and Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport (2020). Born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, he has researched countless veterans and their stories, focusing on those who died during wartime service.

He is a life member of the American Legion and is the Junior Vice Commander for Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post 12 in Norwalk, and served as the Finance Officer from 2018-2022. He is also a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is the Quartermaster for Mulvoy – Tarlov – Aquino VFW Post 603 in Norwalk since 2018 and the Youth Activities and Community Service representative for the VFW Department of Connecticut since 2020. He has served in various VFW positions in two states at the post and district levels to include the Senior Vice Commander of District 1 (Fairfield County) for the Connecticut VFW for the 2021-2022 year. He was named a National Aide-de-Camp of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for 2019-2020 and was a VFW Department of Connecticut George S. French Quartermaster Award recipient for 2020-2021.

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