Bottom line up front:
As a Marine Corps veteran, Jay has had first-hand experience with the challenges that face Georgia’s Veterans and active duty service members.
- There are many challenges that face members of the military during their time of service and in their return to civilian life.
- Often times civilians have a hard time understanding how Veteran's experiences translate into skills that are valuable in the workplace.
Most Georgia Veterans enrolled in the VA health insurance program receive care at the Atlanta VA hospital and satellite clinics. These locations are often understaffed, overbooked, and under-resourced. Many Veteran's have to travel beyond their community to receive care at these locations.
- Remove all barriers to Veteran success after transition and to help them reconnect with their community.
- Facilitate the translation of the extensive training Veterans receive into meaningful skill descriptions and connect them to roles in business leadership and community development.
- Connect Georgia students to skilled Veterans with distinguished service records in order to foster trade skill education
- Ensure that Veterans pursuing an education at a University System of Georgia or Technical College of Georgia are investing their benefits in an experience that rewards their quest for self-improvement.
- Facilitate private/NGO partnerships with existing VA health facilities to cut wait times and to augment appointment availability and services offered
- Ensure that as Federal VA Healthcare moves towards privatization, Georgia's veterans on the VA health insurance program receive quality healthcare at open market private/NGO facilities.