Assemblymember Phil Ting to Honor Swords to Plowshares Shannon Kissinger

Shannon Kissinger, CA District 19 Veteran of the Year

“Shannon works tirelessly to ensure that his veteran peers have the access to the resources they need,” said Swords to Plowshares Executive Director Michael Blecker.

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) will honor Shannon Kissinger of Swords to Plowshares as the 19th District Veteran of the Year at the California State Assembly’s 10th Annual Veteran of the Year Luncheon on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Mr. Kissinger will be recognized for his dedicated service and deep commitment to serving his fellow veterans.

Mr. Kissinger served in the U.S. Navy from 1996-2001 and is a service-connected disabled veteran. He is a native San Franciscan with an extensive resume as a dedicated veterans advocate with over 16 years of service through various positions as a social worker, policy associate, and community educator in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Currently, he is the Community Education Coordinator at Swords to Plowshares, where he presents cultural competency trainings developed for law enforcement, first responders, mental health and service professionals, hiring professionals, and many others who interact with veterans. These trainings increase professionals’ understandings of veterans, and work to improve the community’s interaction with them.

“Shannon works tirelessly to ensure that his veteran peers have the access to the resources they need,” said Swords to Plowshares Executive Director Michael Blecker. “He exemplifies Swords to Plowshares’ motto of “Vets Helping Vets” and we are proud that Assemblyman Phil Ting chose to recognize him as the 19th District Veteran of the Year.”

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