CTVA: Commissioner Sean Connolly


Commissioner Sean M. Connolly began his service with the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs on March 16, 2015 and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.


An East Hartford native, Commissioner Connolly returned home to Connecticut in 2010, joining Pratt & Whitney as Assistant Counsel supporting the Military Engines Division and most recently serving as Pratt & Whitney’s Global Ethics and Compliance officer.  Prior to joining Pratt & Whitney, he was a Senior Associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Washington, D.C. as a member of the Government Contracts and Homeland Security Practice Group.


Commissioner Connolly served on active duty for more than seven years and in a variety of positions.  A Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Connolly was a Prosecutor and Brigade Legal Advisor with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as well as in Kuwait and Iraq.  He also previously served as Assistant Legal Advisor and Executive Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Appointing Authority for Military Commissions.  His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.  He is also entitled to wear the Air Assault Badge and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.


An attorney, Commissioner Connolly received his undergraduate degree from Bryant University and his Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  He is a member of American Legion Post 95 in Hebron, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8776 in Hebron, the 101st Airborne Division Association, the Association of the United States Army, and the Army Aviation Association of America.  He also served as an elected member of the National Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association and is a Past President of the Pentagon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.


Commissioner Connolly is married to Carol A. Connolly, Esq.  They have two boys, Sean (10) and Brendan (7) and a rescue puppy, Lucky and they make their home in Hebron.







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