Phillip Carter is on a mission to make the federal government take the long view when it comes to caring for the men and women who serve in the U.S. military.
“It’s important to think about military personnel in terms of their entire life cycle, from the time they join the service to the time they depart this earth,” according to Carter, a senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
“We run the risk, when we arbitrarily divide them between [the Defense Department and the Veterans Affairs Department], that we’re going to get people that get lost in the transition, or they’ll fall through the cracks,” he added. Carter is not related to new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
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