Director of The American Legion’s National Security/Foreign Relations Division, Barry Searle, is attending a VSO/MSO meeting with White House staff, hosted by the Reserve Officers Association. Attendees identified “hot button” issue for their membership, which include veterans employment, TRICARE fees, the VA budget, PTS/TBI treatments and concurrent receipt.
Mr. Searle is also attending the second committee meeting for a five-year DoD program directed by Congress to study recovering warrior transition. The committee (made up of active-duty and reserve members, and civilian experts) includes wounded veterans. Topics for today include training provided to medical case workers, chain-of-command issues, best practices, and information/resources being given to recovering warriors and their caregivers.