Brian Nguyen Le, Ashland ’19, is currently the deputy legislative director at With Honor Action, an organization that works alongside veterans of both parties in Congress to pass consequential legislation on national defense, veterans’ affairs, and national service. While his primary legislative portfolio is emerging technology and national defense, Mr. Le has worked on a variety of legislation, including being a part of the successful efforts to build the Global War on Terror Memorial on the National Mall, expansion of support to our Afghan allies after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and ongoing efforts to support veterans and the military community. As the son of Vietnamese immigrants, he is proud to give back to his country through public service, and especially to the veterans and military families community for whom he works for. Each summer, Brian has the distinct honor to serve as a counselor at the American Legion’s premier Buckeye Boys State program, a week-long citizenship and leadership development program that he credits for his passion for public service.
Prior to his time at With Honor Action, Brian was a graduate fellow at The Ohio State University where he obtained a master of public administration, and is a 2019 graduate of Ashland University where he obtained a BA in history, political science, and international political studies. He is most proud to be a member of the Ohio Mu Chapter of Phi Delta Theta, an organization that he still currently serves as a member of the chapter advisory board.
“After graduation, I continued my involvement with the Fraternity, because I learned the importance of surrounding yourself with good people as a brother of Phi Delta Theta. Whether it’s in North Ridgeville, Ohio, where I’m from, to the halls of Congress in Washington, DC, having a brother that you can rely on and trust, is worth the time you invest to have friends become brothers and brothers become family. I am especially indebted to my Big Brother Ian Kieffer who has been a steadfast friend and mentor in loftiest highs and my deepest lows.”