Senior CSSP staff attended the Defense Forum Washington's conference entitled "Coping with Unseen Injuries: From Battlefield to Homefront" in Alexandria, VA. Presenters included Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Honorable John McCain, (R-AZ), Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services; the Honorable L. Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs; and many other public sector, private sector, and nonprofit leaders engaged in working with and on behalf of wounded warriors nationwide.
In his remarks, ADM Mullen said helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries requires more than traditional military and veterans health care. He said that society must also commit to help. One of Admiral Mullen's key points in his address was that the military and the communities where our military members live need to work together to insure that our military families are getting the best supports and services possible.
CSSP is working to make ADM Mullen's vision for engaged communities taking active care of our military friends and neighbors becomes a reality. Please take a moment to read the coverage of his comments on this topic here.