Today, the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced the appointment of the 2012-2013 Class of White House Fellows. The Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, varied professions, and have all shown a strong commitment to public service and leadership. Additional information about the White House Fellows program is available at www.whitehouse.gov/fellows.
One Pennsylvanian was among the 15 people named today:
Chris Domencic, Export, PA, is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and a U.S. Navy SEAL. He began his fourteen-year career in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer stationed aboard the USS Carter Hall where he was named the TYCOM Junior Ship Handler of the Year for COMPHIBRON TWO. As a SEAL, he has deployed to Central and South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East including four deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During these deployments he conducted numerous counternarcotic, counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and other special operations missions and served as a Joint Special Operations Task Force Commander. He also served for several years at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. His military decorations include four Bronze Stars including two with the combat distinguishing “V” device. He graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Oceanography and received an M.P.P. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.