WASHINGTON, D.C. - The executive director of the local group Warriors to Washington is in the nation’s capital this week.

Joe Pfadt, who is also the founder of the non-profit that takes both active duty and retired military veterans to Washington, D.C. each fall, has been attending the United States Global Leadership Coalition State Leaders Summit in Washington. The two-day event brings veterans and foreign policy leaders for a series of high-level networking and meetings with lawmakers.

It also gives a chance for veterans to offer personal insight on current events facing the military, and issues in Congress.

“I think sometimes the best person to hear about veterans is from another veteran,” said Pfadt, a retired Major in the United States Army who served a combined thirty years. “So by having veterans invited to the conference and to have us down here to talk to lawmakers, we get to tell our story. Some of those stories are really quite dramatic.”

Pfadt was invited by the USGLC to Washington, but was not at the conference representing Warriors to Washington.

Warriors to Washington is scheduled to make their sixth annual trip to D.C. from Sept. 13-15, 2019. You can find more information on the organization and their trip here.