Patricia Orsini enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on 21 May 1975. She served as an administrator for more than 30 years, 24 of which were spent on active duty. In her last assignment as Program Manager for Reserve Medical Entitlements, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps she created and managed a “medical hold” program for reservists injured on active duty and participated in the establishment of the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Quantico, Virginia. Subsequent to her military retirement in September 2002 and prior to being recalled to active duty in May 2004, Ms. Orsini served as the Deputy Director of Health Care with the American Legion Legislative Headquarters and worked as a Veterans Service Representative with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia, PA. In February, 2008 she was hired to create the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program for the U.S. House of Representatives where she continues to serve as the Director. Her affiliations include the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Women Marines Association and the National Italian American Foundation. Ms. Orsini holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Certificate of General Practice from the Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia, PA.