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Kristofer Goldsmith served in the U.S. Army as a forward observer, separating in 2007 at the rank of sergeant. He deployed with the 3rd Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. Kris has since become an advocate for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and those with less-than-honorable discharges. He is the founder and chair of High Ground Veterans Advocacy, which partners with veterans service organizations to train vets to become grassroots advocates and leaders in their local communities. Kris currently serves as the assistant director for policy and government relations at Vietnam Veterans of America. He is also a member of Truman National Security Project’s defense council.