National vice commander, podcast team in Orlando with student veterans
Tango Alpha Lima podcast hosts Jeff Daly and Ashley Gorbulja with SVA President Jared Lyon at Student Veterans of America National Conference 2022 in Orlando, Fla. Photo by Holly K. Soria/The American Legion

National vice commander, podcast team in Orlando with student veterans

American Legion National Vice Commander Patricia Harris, The American Legion’s Tango Alpha Lima podcast team and other representatives of the nation’s largest veterans service organization are in Orlando, Fla., through Saturday for the 15th annual Student Veterans of America National Conference.

Joining students from across the country, government officials and other veterans advocates at the event are American Legion Legislative Division Director Lawrence Montreuil, who is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion.

Tango Alpha Lima podcast hosts Ashley Gorbulja and Jeff Daly will be conducting live interviews at the event and reconnecting with former guests of the show, such as VA Secretary Denis McDonough, SVA President and CEO Jared Lyon, author Sebastian Junger, actress/model Jamie Gray Hyder, and Vice President of the Transgender American Veterans Association Avalisa Ellicott.

Attendees will also be invited to visit with podcast hosts and other Legion representatives at a booth inside the exhibit hall throughout the conference, where the Legion’s “Greatest Legislation” history of the GI Bill will be on display, as well.

Gobulja, who got her start in SVA and The American Legion as a student veteran at the University of Akron, is a speaker at three breakout sessions.

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The American Legion and SVA have a longtime alliance that included providing free office space for the organization when it first started in 2008. A May 2015 American Legion national resolution urges collaborations with SVA and other post-9/11 veterans groups.