Reserve Officers Association Writes Letter to Senator Alexander Advocating for Veterans' Choice at Career, Tech and Trade Schools
The Reserve Officers Association (ROA), America’s only exclusive advocate for the Reserve and National Guard, sent a letter to Senator Alexander calling for freedom of choice among veterans on the GI Bill® and other earned veteran education benefits. In the letter, ROA's executive director and retired U.S. Army Major General, Jeffrey E. Phillips, writes:
The argument that it’s the government’s responsibility to ensure “its” money is being used correctly by a GI Bill beneficiary is tricky business: once earned, it’s no longer Uncle Sam’s, just as a federal government employee’s or a military retiree’s or a VA benefit beneficiary’s compensation is not the government’s: it’s the beneficiary’s to use freely within the law. And any school that has earned state approving agency approval has earned “legal” status.
The full letter is inserted below.