Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced that Harrison Swift, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and resident of Ankeny, will work as the new veterans fellow based in his Des Moines office. Dave Allen, who has worked as Grassley’s veterans fellow since 2015, is retiring.
“I’m glad Harrison will be available to meet with veterans and join in community events with service organizations around the state. All over Iowa, I hear about many issues affecting veteran’s including health care or trouble getting earned benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Harrison is putting his eyes and ears to work on this cause. As a veteran himself, Harrison has the insight and experience to be able to do a great amount of good,” Grassley said. “I’m sad to see Dave moving on but am grateful for his years of service to our country and working in my office to help Iowa veterans.”
Swift grew up on his family farm in Mingo, Iowa, and currently resides in Ankeny. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2010-2014 out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. Along with his years of military experience, Swift also brings his leadership skills to this role. In 2018, he founded a nonprofit, the Northern Colorado Veterans Resource Center (NCVRC), and since opening its doors, the NCVRC has served over 800 veterans.
Swift will be available to assist fellow veterans with federal matters. He can be reached at the Des Moines office at (515) 288-1145 and by email at [email protected].