Introducing NAVSO as the Combined Arms Institute
On October 17th, the President signed Senate Bill 785 into law which amends a number of VA authorities related to helping veterans transition from military to civilian life, suicide prevention, mental health care research and oversight, mental health care staffing, and health care for women veterans.
Chairman Moran, Ranking Member Tester, distinguished members of the Committee: Thank you for this opportunity to discuss the important topic on how communities leverage networks and systems to proactively improve access to quality mental health care and achieve greater outcomes to include the prevention of veteran suicide.
I’m Johanna Zollmann and I recently joined Combined Arms as the Social Services Manager. My role is to ensure that our clients are connected to quality community resources through use of our member organizations. I represent the client stakeholder within Combined Arms: advocating to ensure clients are able to access the resources they need, ensuring policies, procedures, and processes are efficient and effective as possible for our clients, and always seeking ways to ensure our veteran community is thriving in the Houston area.
Pacifica Sauer left high school at the age 17 to join the U.S. Navy. "Life was new and exciting, and I couldn't wait to be in it," she said. In February of 1996, Sauer left home for boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, ready for a big adventure. "It was challenging in the ways I expected it to be, and shocking in others. Service in the military is a proud family tradition. It was something I found worth doing."
At New Politics Leadership Academy, we know that politics is service and it’s central to how we solve the big challenges faced by our country. We also know that people who have served the country are our nation’s best change makers, and we need them in politics. That’s why we lower the barrier of entry for veterans and national service alumni interested in politics through training and network-building.
Hello Combined Arms Family & Supporters,
I’m Mike Hutchings and I recently joined Combined Arms as the Chief Development Officer. My role here is to promote and enable sustainable funding for Combined Arms, so that we can continue to support our member organizations, and connect veterans to the resources they need. I am honored and humbled to be working alongside such talented team members and outstanding member organizations, this truly is a phenomenal place to work.