June 23

June 23, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC employee becomes first female elected to Junior Vice Commander of Nebraska Disabled American Veterans

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Khristina Jost became the first female elected to Junior Vice Commander officer of the Nebraska Disabled American Veterans when she was elected by its members on June 18. Jost served more than three years in the U.S. Army before a serious injury ended her service.
In her newly elected position, Jost now has a role that involves membership relations and helping ensure that veterans utilize the medical and educational benefits that they deserve. With many Nebraska veterans over the age of 60, the use of benefits becomes vital.
“Many veterans don’t know they are entitled to certain benefits. Part of my job with the Nebraska DAV is to help them understand what they have a right to,” said Jost. “It means a lot to become the first female elected to this position. My family has a deep history with the military and I want to help alleviate some of the stigmas of female veterans as part of my elected position.”
Jost also became just the second female elected to any position with the Nebraska Disabled American Veterans organization. Jost also serves students at MCC as a financial aid associate on the College’s Fort Omaha Campus.
Disabled American Veterans is a nonprofit that helps provide support for veterans of all generations and their families. The nonprofit provides rides for veterans attending appointments and helps them with benefit claims. Additionally, the DAV connects veterans to meaningful employment and helps them connect to resources to improve their daily lives. The DAV has nearly 1,300 chapters and more than one million members.


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.