Written by Fall 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Grace Roman.
On December 27, 2021, President Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (NDAA 22). NDAA 22 includes many notable changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that must be fully implemented by December 27, 2023. Read more
Written by Fall 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Liz Faris.
Transgender rights have become a divisive political issue, as some lawmakers attempt to restrict access to bathrooms and medical care. Trump swung the spotlight onto transgender servicemembers in 2017 with a series of tweets. Read more
Written By Summer 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Greg Pelletier.
Approximately 3.6 million people in the United States currently have a security clearance. Many of these individuals with security clearances are active-duty service members in the military. Other clearance holders include civilians with national security related jobs or defense contractors. Read more
Written by Summer 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Olivia Sznaza.
The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (“Camp Lejeune Justice Act”) was introduced to Congress in January, 2022 as a component of a broader piece of legislation called the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 (“PACT Act”). Read more
Written by Spring 2022 M-VETS Student Advisor Blake Pendleton.
In early May 2022, a draft opinion of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization et al. was leaked to the public. According to the draft, the Supreme Court appears set to overturn Roe v. Read more
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