In an opinion piece written for Trib Live (local paper in Pennsylvania), Air Force veteran, president of Triangle Tech and CECU board member Tim McMahon wrote about the impact educational benefits his career. In the oped Tim writes:
“I am a beneficiary of the original GI benefit, as it was my only option for pursuing higher education. I was one of seven kids; my father was a city police officer, and the only way I could afford to pursue an education was to join the Air Force. Luckily for me and so many others, the Air Force did everything it promised to do for me. While I had no clue at the time what my plans would be following my time in the Air Force, I now know that if I had come out of the military and had limitations on where I could take my benefit, it would have changed the direction of my career.”
Tim also challenged Washington lawmakers’ moral stance on limiting the veteran’s choice of school using educational benefits.
“How can lawmakers in Washington tell my student veterans who so willingly sacrificed for the liberty of our great nation, that one school is better for their future than another? Personal freedom is ingrained in our country. Whether it be a community college down the road, a traditional four-year university, or a welding and fabrication career program, veterans know what is best for their own future.”
Full Article: https://triblive.com/opinion/timothy-mcmahon-veterans-gi-bill-choices-should-not-be-limited/