Veteran Groups Rally Behind Petition Urging Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Safeguard Servicemembers Against Forced Arbitration
By Aniela Szymanski, Chief Policy Officer
Only the nominees who have accepted their nominations are listed:
By: Matthew Evans
The article discusses the key topics and concerns raised during a hearing on research at the Department of Veterans Affairs, including the prioritization of mental health, research in rural areas, the Million Veterans Program, the use of Artificial Intelligence, cooperation between government and private entities, funding, and commercialization of research efforts.
By: Jesibell Espejo, CWOA Intern
The article discusses a recent hearing in the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs focusing on financial protection measures for service members, veterans, and their families, including proposed legislative changes to improve housing loans for Native American veterans, with an emphasis on the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in addressing financial challenges faced by military personnel and the need for increased financial literacy education.
The CWOA NOMINATION AND BALLOT COMMITTEE meet on 06 November 2023 to validate the ballots cast in the 2023 Ballot Election.
By: CWO3 (Ret) Jared Heintz, PP
By: Jackson Bouler, CWOA Intern
A Congressional hearing held on October 25, 2023, examined the leadership and accountability issues within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and proposed legislative solutions.
By: Matthew Evans, CWOA Intern
The Military to Civilian Transition Session is explored, with a primary focus on addressing the efficiency and issues of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Key concerns raised by senators and various stakeholders include mental health, accountability, the smooth transition of healthcare plans to the VA, employment opportunities, and participation rates in TAP courses, with discussions highlighting potential improvements and recent changes made by relevant government departments.
Rallying for the Passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2023 – A Call to Arms for All CWOA Members
By: Michael J. Little, Executive Director
The time to act is now! As guardians of our nation's maritime interests, we understand better than anyone the importance of a well-supported U.S. Coast Guard. It's a matter of national security, a safeguard of our borders, and a keystone in ensuring the free flow of commerce that fuels our economy.
By: CWO Christian M. Westerdahl, CWOA President
Greetings Fellow Chief Warrant Officers
We are in full swing of fall out here in Northern Virginia and the colors along Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park have been a sight to see but it has also brought thousands of folks from the DC area out to witness this amazing show of colors. This means it takes twice as long to get somewhere with all the traffic. Not quite DC level traffic but traffic none the less. It also means I have commenced my annual rodeo of leaf rustling. If any of you are interested in learning this highly sought after skill hit me up and I will help you make the dream a reality. Okay onto business.
Honoring a Legacy: The 2024 Milestone Celebration for Our Chief Warrant Officers Association Members
By: Michael Joseph Little, Executive Director
As the calendar turns to 2024, it's not just another year that we mark; it's a legacy of unparalleled commitment we honor. This year, we shine a spotlight on a distinguished group within the Chief Warrant Officers Association—our dedicated members who have been the backbone of our organization for 25 to an incredible 69 years.
The views expressed in the articles in this publication are solely those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organizations for which they work, CWOAUSCG, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. government.