We now know who doesn’t have an answer to that question—VA’s current leadership team. At a March 25 Congressional hearing hosted by the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee, VA representatives made it clear they will defend the department’s unsatisfactory status quo.
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Many readers may be surprised to find how nuanced many of the veterans’ perspectives are when asked about this recent history. Despite the unpopularity of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a mixed reaction to their long-term impacts, close to 90 percent say they’d join the military again if they could do it over.
This “boots on the ground” operation will include an estimated 200 targeted meetings on Capitol Hill with Congressional members and staff, with a special focus on urging reform of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other items from their CVA legislative agenda.
In case you missed it on Tuesday, March 25, Pete Hegseth testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in support of the VA Management Accountability Act (H.R. 4031) –a bill that will bring long-overdue accountability to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Read the transcript here
I’m not saying VA leadership, managers, and employees are bad people—they’re not. Many of them are veterans, and many of them do an excellent job. But with any bureaucracy, over time, institutional incentives can distort human behavior in ways that become self-serving and process-driven, as opposed to customer-service focused and outcome-driven.
A quick reminder to all of Concerned Veterans for America’s (CVA) friends and followers: Pete Hegseth, CVA’s CEO, will testify today (Tuesday, March 25) at 2 p.m. before the House Veterans Affairs Committee on the need for accountability at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), has been invited by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to testify Tuesday, March 25, 2014, on behalf of CVA in support of H.R.4031, a bill that would bring long-overdue accountability to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by empowering the VA Secretary to fire underperforming mangers.
The U.S. military’s current benefit system is unsustainable. Health care and retirement costs are spiraling upward as a percentage of the Pentagon budget, and the trajectory is already crowding out war-fighting capability. The government spent …