Jamie Springston was born and raised in West Virginia. He served in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Fleet Marine Force) attached to numerous Marine units in combat operations. While deployed in Afghanistan, he participated in more than 120 missions providing medical coverage. After returning home he continued serving as a firefighter and EMT. He is now working to make changes on a larger scale within the community as he is currently pursuing a degree in social work & political science at Marshall University where has helped establish Student Veterans of America and serves as the chapter President.
Jamie actively advocates for veterans on Capitol Hill as a VFW-SVA Legislative fellow and in the Capitol of his home state of West Virginia. He is very active in his local community of Huntington, WV where he volunteers with the VA homeless outreach, Habitat for Humanity, and the WV Department of Veterans Assistance.
He serves as a stakeholder in the United Against Hate Program by the Department of Justice, the WV Veterans Suicide Prevention Committee, the City of Huntington’s DEI committee and as a VFW Post Trustee. Jamie has co-founded Benefit Talk, a collaboration program that provides accurate disability and education information to servicemembers within the Reserves and National Guard units.Download Bio