Written By Spring 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Brady Clapp.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice (“UCMJ”) is the Congressionally enacted set of federal laws that governs criminal law for the military. Beyond simply listing the various crimes punishable by military law, the UCMJ also sets forth the scope and jurisdiction of military law. Read more
Written By Spring 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Samantha E. Lewis.
Hound, puppy, pooch, doggie, man’s best friend… dogs sure do carry many names. Other than being cute and fluffy companions, dogs can potentially serve many other important purposes, and the research on what they can do for those with mental health conditions is ever evolving. Read more
Written By Spring 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Arianna Drerup.
The Hagel Memorandum, and subsequently the Kurta Memorandum, require the Discharge Review Boards (DBRs) to give “liberal consideration” to “veterans petitioning for discharge relief when the application for relief is based in whole or in part on matters relating to mental health conditions, including PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder]; TBI [Traumatic Brain Injury]; sexual assault; or sexual harassment.” Read more
Written By Spring 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor Henry Chen.
In March 2020, the congressionally chartered National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service released its Final Report. The report recommended requiring women to register for selective service, while also proposing various efforts to expand voluntary military and national service opportunities. Read more
Written By Spring 2021 M-VETS Student Advisor John R. Wilson.
The current loophole within the Higher Education Act’s 90/10 Rule incentivizes proprietary schools, or for-profit institutions, to view veterans and servicemembers as merely dollar signs in uniforms. “Our commitment to care for our veterans is a sacred obligation and ensuring their hard-earned GI Bill benefits are safeguarded is part of that sacred obligation.” Read more
Written By Fall 2020 Student Advisor Andrew Quillen.
Multilevel Marketing companies (MLM), also called direct selling or network marketing, are businesses that create revenue by using a non-salaried workforce (“sellers”) to sell products or services directly to consumers.[i] The trick is that sellers generally pay a membership or recruitment fee, and they must purchase the inventory they will sell with their own funds. Read more
Written By Fall 2020 M-VETS Student Advisor Jeremy Hall.
Amidst—and perhaps overshadowed by—the chaos surrounding the presidential transition, President Donald Trump signed a significant veterans benefits bill into law on January 5, 2021. The more than 300-page bill, titled the “Johnny Isakson and David P. Read more
Written By Summer 2020 M-VETS Student-Advisor Cameron Williams.
Military veterans have struggled trying to overcome substance use disorders (SUDs) for over two centuries of American conflicts. Beginning after the Revolutionary War soldiers consumed two substances we consider relatively benign today, alcohol and caffeine. Read more
Written By Summer 2020 M-VETS Student Advisor Jonathan Moeller.
The coronavirus has disrupted virtually every area of life. With uncertainty about the economy and thousands of Commonwealth residents out of work, many Virginians have been left wondering how they will handle their most significant monthly expense: the rent. Read more
Written By Summer 2020 M-VETS Student Advisor Patrick Francescon.
When a military recruiter speaks to a potential recruit one of the benefits the recruiter is likely to highlight is the job skills training that they will be given in the military. Read more