Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I attended ROTC boot camp in the summer of 1958 at Corps of Engineers, Fort Belvoir, Va. I sustained tinnitus and hearing injury at the M1 rifle range. I reported that to the VA at the time and they turned down my claim because my training "... is not considered as service in the armed forces."
"Veterans have the training, discipline and work ethic employers want and need," said DAV National Commander Donald L. Samuels. "And while veterans often have the expertise and experience that could qualify them for in-demand jobs, they often miss out on the chance to quickly move into good jobs because they typically must undergo lengthy and expensive retraining in order to meet civilian licensure and certification requirements, often for the same type of jobs they held in the military. This initiative is aimed squarely at easing their transition to the civilian workforce by closing the gap between military training and those requirements."