Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Mar 19, 2012
Press Release

Albany, GA -- Last week, Edward T. Rella, a 6-year U.S. Army veteran, officially joined the office of Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) as a Fellow through the U.S. House of Representatives’ Wounded Warrior Program.  Since 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives has operated and funded the Wounded Warrior Program, offering full-time, two-year fellowships to veterans who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, have a 30% or greater VA disability rating and less than 20 years of service.  Veterans accepted into the program are employed by a House office to gain skills and work experience that will assist them as they transition to full-time, civilian employment.


Mr. Rella will work out of Congressman Bishop’s Albany, Georgia office as a Caseworker where he will help facilitate responses to a wide range of requests received from constituents in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.  Mr. Rella will also serve as a Field Representative, representing Congressman Bishop at meetings and events.


Prior to being accepted to the Wounded Warrior Program, Mr. Rella served as an Armored Crewman in the U.S. Army and served tours of duty in Kuwait and Bosnia.  During his successful military career, Mr. Rella was awarded three Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals and a National Defense Service Medal.


“I’m pleased that our office has been selected to participate in the Wounded Warrior Program and we are thrilled to have Ed Rella on board,” said Congressman Bishop.  “As a U.S. Army veteran, Ed honorably served our nation and we look forward to using his skill set and insights to assist in coordinating the casework inquiries of our constituents in Georgia’s Second Congressional District.”