Caitlin Hamon was raised as an "Army Brat," and spent her childhood moving around the country and Europe. She earned a bachelor’s degree in government and international relations from George Mason University. She also spent time studying in Greece and Turkey.
As an expert in research, data compilation and analysis, Hamon worked for George Mason University as a research assistant on nuclear deterrence and proliferation issues from 2012 to 2014. She was responsible for research projects pertaining to government and international relations topics in East Asian Economics and Chinese Foreign Relations.
Military organizations always interested Hamon, whose family has a lineage of military service dating back to the Revolutionary War. She joined MOAA as a member services representative in 2018 and was promoted to the Government Relations team, where she works on issues pertaining to Memorial Affairs, such as the Arlington National Cemetery capacity issue, as well as NOAA Corps. She provides research support to the Senior Director for Veterans and Wounded Warrior Care Rene Campos.
Hamon volunteers for the World War I Centennial Commission, which is charged with creating a World War I National Monument in Washington, D.C.
The $329 million is dedicated to building new cemeteries and maintaining current facilities across the country.
A current proposal would mean the majority of the living generation of servicemembers would become ineligible for burial in the hallowed cemetery.