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Reviewing VA’s Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building the Subcommittee Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) will hold a hearing entitled, “Invisible Wounds: Examining the Disability Compensation Benefits Process for Victims of Military Sexual Trauma.” The oversight hearing will focus on VA regulations, policies and procedures that impede many military sexual trauma victims’ ability to obtain benefits from VA.

WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

WHAT: Invisible Wounds: Examining the Disability Compensation Benefits Process for Victims of Military Sexual Trauma

WHEN: 2:00 p.m.,Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Room 334, Cannon House Office Building

Witness List

Panel 1

Ms. Anu Bhagwati, Executive Director

SWAN

Ms. Joy Ilem, Deputy National Legislative Director

Disabled American Veterans

Ms. Lori Perkio, Assistant Director of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation

The American Legion

Panel 2

Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Executive Director

Give an Hour

Ms. Margaret Middleton, Executive Director

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

Panel 3

Ms. Ruth Moore, Constituent Witness

Accompanied by

Alfred “Butch” Moore Jr.

Husband to Ruth Moore

Panel 4

Col. Alan Metzler, Deputy Director

SAPRO

U.S. Department of Defense

Accompanied by:

Dr. Nate Galbreath, Senior Researcher and Training Advisor

SAPRO

U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. Tom Murphy, Director of Compensation and Pension Service

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Ms. Edna MacDonald, Director

Nashville Regional Office

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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