Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Reviewing VA’s Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building the Subcommittee Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) will hold a hearing entitled, "Invisible Wounds: Examining the Disability Compensation Benefits Process for Victims of Military Sexual Trauma." The oversight hearing will focus on VA regulations, policies and procedures that impede many military sexual trauma victims' ability to obtain benefits from VA.






WHO:             Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
WHAT:          Invisible Wounds: Examining the Disability Compensation Benefits Process for Victims of Military Sexual Trauma
WHEN:          2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Room 334, Cannon House Office Building

Witness List
Panel 1
Ms. Anu Bhagwati, Executive Director
SWAN

Ms. Joy Ilem, Deputy National Legislative Director
Disabled American Veterans

Ms. Lori Perkio, Assistant Director of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
The American Legion

Panel 2
Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Executive Director
Give an Hour

Ms. Margaret Middleton, Executive Director
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

Panel 3
Ms. Ruth Moore, Constituent Witness

Accompanied by
Alfred "Butch" Moore Jr.
Husband to Ruth Moore

Panel 4
Col. Alan Metzler, Deputy Director
SAPRO
U.S. Department of Defense

Accompanied by:
Dr. Nate Galbreath, Senior Researcher and Training Advisor
SAPRO
U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. Tom Murphy, Director of Compensation and Pension Service
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:
Ms. Edna MacDonald, Director
Nashville Regional Office
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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