Chris Cornelius, Oneida, currently represents the 8th Congressional District on the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs. Previously, she served in the United State Army as a light wheeled vehicle mechanic in the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, South Korea. Cornelius returned to the states where she attended Air Assault school at Fort Campbell and reached the rank of Sergeant. Upon leaving active duty, she served in a reserve unit where she became a drill instructor and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. Cornelius became a member of VFW and has served in many positions with VFW Post 7784 in Oneida. In 2017, she was elected and appointed as the VFW District 8 Commander for a two-year term.
In 2010, she was appointed by U.S. Congressmen Dr. Steve Kagen to serve as a Congressional Aide to serve all veterans and military for District 8 in his administration. She was appointed as the Defense and Veterans Affairs Caseworker. In 2020, Cornelius was appointed National Vice Commander of the National American Indian Veterans (NAIV) association.
She is currently a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion, and the National American Indian Veterans (inc) NAIV, and a member of the Wisconsin Indian Veterans Association. Presently, she is pursuing my bachelor's degree in communications and graphic design at Saint Norbert College in De Pere, WI.