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
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
Written by Fall 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Zach Kobokovich.
Imagine you are suffering from severe anxiety while serving in the military. You attempt to persevere and continue serving your country, but the mental struggle wears on you constantly and makes your day-to-day existence extremely challenging. Read more
Written By Fall 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Ty Delgado.
In June, 2019, the U.S Army introduced the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), a replacement to the forty-year-old Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). What has followed has been a slew of questions and controversies affecting current servicemembers and future veterans alike. Read more
Written By Summer 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Mike Smiley
Military retirees and current Servicemembers ought to be aware of the military pension system that is applicable to their circumstance and the implications it can have on their financial wellbeing. The system of service member pensions is periodically revised, most recently and radically, as of January 1st, 2018, the Department of Defense has fully implemented the Blended Retirement System (BRS). Read more
Written By Summer 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Megan Huppee.
Introduction – What is Supported Decision-Making?
Supported Decision-Making (“SDM”) is an informal or formal way individuals can have trustworthy people help them make decisions. SDM has evolved as one alternative to guardianship. Read more
Written By Summer 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor David Zhang.
This blog post is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction. Read more
Written By Spring 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Anne Cotter.
On April 7, 2021, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) announced that it had formed the Discharge Appeal Review Board (“DARB”). The DoD established the DARB pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 1553a to conduct a final review of a veteran’s request for a discharge upgrade. Read more
Written By Spring 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Raphael Johnson.
The Department of Defense reaffirmed its commitment to protecting and supporting victims of domestic violence by extending Special Victim Counsel services to military-connected victims of domestic violence. The Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act directed the Department of Defense to extend Special Victim Counsel services to personnel previously not authorized assistance from military attorneys, uniformed and civilian. Read more