Matt Saintsing, who reports full-time on Capitol Hill for CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com, has been tapped to moderate an opening-evening conversation during a July 27-30 event for high -achieving student veterans on a path to leadership in national government, business and science.
ConnectingVets.com is media sponsor of the Veterans in Global Leadership’s (VGL) Flagship Seminar – part of VGL’s effort to mentor and empower veterans.
At Georgetown University in Washington, D. C., Saintsing will facilitate a question-and-answer session with keynote speaker Jeff Eggers, executive director of the McChrystal Group’s Leadership Institute.
“Today’s returning Veterans are ready to re-assume the torch of American leadership and Veterans in Global Leadership is ready to empower those on their next leadership journey” says Jayson Browder, an Air Force Veteran and founder and director of VGL. “We are excited to move hand in hand and step by step with veteran leaders like Matt Saintsing at CBS Radio’s Connecting Vets.com.”
Saintsing is a 101st Airborne Division Veteran, whose service included two deployments to Iraq. On leaving the Army, he earned a bachelor’s degree in government and world affairs from the University of Tampa, undertook a semester of study at the University of Oxford, then earned a master’s degree in political science from The Ohio University. Before joining CBS Radio’s ConnectingVets.com, he reported on defense issues for Japan’s second largest newspaper, The Asahi Shimbun.
Each year, VGL selects 20-30 military veterans who have displayed excellence in post-service academic studies and shown superior potential for leadership.
It then provides the men and women a year-long leadership development program that includes exclusive networking opportunities; counsel on leadership skill-building and branding; key access to national and international thought leaders; and one-on-one mentorship for prestigious scholarship and fellowship applications.