Bishop Statement for Hearing on Military Quality of Life

February 26, 2014
Press Release
Bishop Statement for Hearing on Military Quality of Life

I always look forward to this hearing.  These individuals always give us the best picture for what those on the front lines are dealing with.

We talk a lot about facilities, equipment, force structure and strategy, but it is the men and women like the ones sitting before us that really make our military what it is today.

I truly believe that our servicemembers and the support of the family members make our military great and it is our responsibility to make sure they are taken care of.  That is exactly why I started the Military Family Caucus so we can better address the issues these gentlemen will raise today.

I want to make sure we are doing enough to help our servicemembers and their families because the last thing they need to worry about while being deployed is what is going on back home.

In all of your testimonies, you raised many issues that confront your services such as family services, recruiting, retention and transition. 

I want you all to use this as an opportunity to tell us what we have gotten right and what we need to improve to ease the burden that is placed on our servicemembers and their families.

113th Congress