A veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, Aaron Dunn enlisted in the Army two weeks after September 11, 2001. He has served as a signals intelligence analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq and as an engineer officer who led a combat engineer platoon that searched for IEDs in Afghanistan.
Though Aaron left active duty in 2008, he continues to serve in the South Carolina Army National Guard while he pursues a law degree at Charleston School of Law. Outside of school, Aaron is a father of one and volunteers at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Hospital and is actively involved with several veterans organizations in the Charleston area.
Upon completing his degree Aaron would like to return to active duty as an officer in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps, and later practice law representing veterans during Veterans Administration claims and appeals. Aaron’s primary motivation for this career path stems from his prior military experience and his participation in the Veterans Administration’s 2009 Operation Stand Down Against Homelessness where he assisted licensed attorneys in providing free legal advice to homeless veterans.
During Operation Stand Down Aaron became even more aware of the challenges that some veterans face and felt compelled to use his education to assist those who have served and to ensure that they have a voice to speak on their behalf.