LVMAC News — Lang Says Schools Need to Pay More Attention to their Veterans
LANG EMPHASIZES ROLE OF THE STUDENT VETERANS OF AMERICA, INC.
On 16 May 2012, Mr. Joshua Lang, Vice President, National Leadership Council, Student Veterans of America, spoke to the Council at its business meeting on the topic of “Student Veterans of America and Returning Veterans.”
Mr. Lang served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 2005 to 2008 and was deployed to Afghanistan. Subsequently he has served in the National Guard. He is one from the youngest generation of veterans.
At the beginning of his talk, he highlighted the process of “getting out.” In his experience, many veterans, especially the younger ones, are not set up for success when their term of service expires – both financially and mentally. The Department of Defense has acknowledged this and begun taking steps forward. The Student Veterans of America, Inc. (SVC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is all about “setting up veterans prior to their getting out and sending them on the path to success.” (more…)