Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission

Is your psychiatrist doing his part?

Every day in America, 20 veterans are committing suicide. You can blame the VA all you want, until you realize, that this country is incredibly short psychiatrists. And, no, it’s not because we’re less crazy than the rest of the world. Psychiatry has gotten short shift by our “free-market, capitalist health care for profit system” Read More

Measuring the wrong damn thing. Valuing the wrong measurements.

I never got paid more for doing better on a standardized test- I got paid more for bringing unique solutions to the table. When we hear people talking about running government like a business, most of the time, they are really trying to say “put some measurable, quantifiable metrics on government, so we can keep Read More

Dayton, Ohio, where you need an advocate to get help from the advocates

Note- this is a longer than usual post. Many of you won’t care to finish it- TL/DR. But, if you care about the state of veterans in our community, I ask you to please read, and think, and hopefully, reach out to your local elected leaders and say “this is unacceptable.” I don’t want to Read More

Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission vs. a reality check

When I first arrived in Dayton in 1983, fresh out of the Army on TDRL (Temporary Disabled Retirement List) I had to touch base with several local organizations to take care of benefits and other issues related to my military status. Back then- I went to the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission- and wasted my Read More

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