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Combat Vets Helping Combat Vets - Franz Maish


Franz Maish


Franz Maish founded Combat Veterans Helping Combat Veterans, a non-profit organization, to fill a void that existed for combat vets returning home after their tours.

A four combat-tour vet himself (two in Iraq, two in Afghanistan), Franz represents Veterans in filing Veterans Administration Disability claims for service connection and Federal Social Security Disability claims. Prior to founding CVHCV, he served four years in the United States Army as an Infantryman, Airborne Weapons Expert/Ranger (MOS 11B2P). He operated three years with 1/75th Ranger Battalion and one with the 82nd Airborne Division.

After returning from his fourth tour, Franz became a United States Border Patrol Agent (GS-9) and completed the US Border Patrol Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, New Mexico. He served as a Federal Agent with the US Border Patrol in the El Centro Sector in California.

Prior to his enlistment, Franz studied for his law degree at CUNY and received his Juris Doctor in 2001. While in law school he served as an intern with the Legal Aid Society and represented juveniles in the Criminal Part of Family Court.

Franz Maish Uniform









Civilian Awards

– Director’s Award – US Border Patrol Academy – FLETC (Highest Award) – 2007
– Community Legal Resource Network Fellow – 1999
– Washington State University Presidents Award/Excellence in Leadership and Service – 1997 and 1998
– Outstanding Graduating Student Department of Comparative American Cultures, WSU – 1998
– Certificate of Excellence in Leadership, WSU Leadership Development Center – 1996
– Washington State University Mortar Board – Outstanding Freshman Scholar – 1995
– Max H. Black Humanitarian Award, Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Society – 1994

Military Awards/Medals

– Army Commendation Medal, two devices
– Army Achievement Medal
– Army Good Conduct Medal
– Army Service Ribbon
– South African Parachutist Wings
– National Defense Service Medal
– Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
– Afghanistan Campaign Medal
– Iraq Campaign Medal
– Overseas Service Ribbon
– Combat Infantry Badge
– Parachutist Badge
– Global War on Terrorism Service Medal