Written By Spring 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Stephanie Whiteley.
The Army National Guard is unique from the other military branches. Unlike the active-duty Army or the Army Reserves, Army National Guard Servicemembers (“SMs”) play a dual role. They support both state and federal missions. Read more
Written By Spring 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Stuart Cerutti.
For many United States Servicemembers, their commitment to this this nation does not stop at the end of their military career. Many service members continue their commitment to the United States by acting in different role within the United States Federal Government. Read more
Written By Spring 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Hannah Petruzzi.
**Military Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, then press 1; or text 838255 to access online chat**
Awareness of mental health issues, especially those pervasive throughout the armed services, has grown substantially over the last decade. Read more
Written by Spring 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Carl Chandler.
Most soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and guardians are aware that in order to be eligible for retirement at their current rank, they must serve for a set amount of time in that rank before applying for retirement. Read more
By Spring 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Besa Bucaj.
What is it?
Military Sexual Trauma or “MST” refers to sexual assault or sexual harassment experienced during military service. Sadly, MST is somewhat common in the military, as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 50 men have stated they experienced MST. Read more
Written by Spring 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Doug Boyle.
- Introduction/Proposed Reforms
Sexual assault in the military has been a major public issue, particularly over the past decade. The issue was prominently highlighted by the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Specialist (“SPC”) Vanessa Guillen. Read more
(Pictured: Student-Advisor Doug Boyle)
The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (“M-VETS”) assisted an Army Veteran and his wife in adopting their teenaged granddaughter who has lived with them for more than twelve years. In 2009, the Veteran’s wife was granted legal custody of their granddaughter. Read more
The Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) successfully argued before the Navy Discharge Review Board for a Navy veteran to receive a fully Honorable conditions discharge, change in the narrative reason for separation, and an upgrade to his Reenlistment Code. Read more
Written by Fall 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor John Madigan.
“Infantry wins battles, logistics wins wars.” Logistics management, therefore, has a preeminent place in the design of a campaign. In Iraq and Afghanistan, getting the necessary supplies to forward units was hard enough – it wasn’t uncommon for Forward Operating Bases to be supplied by airdrop because overground transport was too dangerous. Read more
Written by Fall 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Chapman Good.
The DOD’s Vaccine Mandate has caused quite a stir over the past several months. This writer would like to leave the politics up to the politicians and focus on what this means for our service members across the country. Read more