Student Capt. Catherine Grizzle Selected as Military Mentor for US Senate Youth Program

January 23, 2024

Capt. Catherine Grizzle headshot in military uniform and American flag in the background

GSEHD student Captain Catherine Grizzle (Master's, Organizational Leadership and Learning) has been selected to be a Military Mentor for the United States Senate Youth Program's (USSYP) Washington Week 2024. Seventeen officers are selected as Military Mentors each year by the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs through a competitive candidate review process. Participation in this prestigious program provides military officers like Captain Grizzle the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills while mentoring our nation’s next generation of elected and appointed public servants. The high school students who are selected for USSYP as delegates (two from each state) come to Washington, D.C. to hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as to participate in meetings with the President and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.