Excerpt: “As many as 11,000 women went to Vietnam during the war, too. Relatively little research examines how they have fared since then… A study led by a Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health researcher takes a rare look. Its findings, published in December, don’t say what you might expect to hear. Research based on feedback from 1,285 women says they live better than the average American female.
Results show that 48% of career military women were “very happy” compared to 38% of women in the general population, says the paper called Women at war: The crucible of Vietnam. Their physical and mental health also exceeds averages in the American female population, per the research.”
Date of Article: 16 February 2017
Article Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2017/02/16/these-11000-americans-ended-up-happier-after-the-vietnam-war/#1fd55c9053fb
Excerpt: “Jared Lyon was appointed President and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA) on January 4, 2016, overseeing all aspects of the organization. He initially joined the professional staff of SVA in 2014 as the chief development officer and executive vice president of operations. In this role Jared forged critical partnerships and secured record grant funding for SVA. Named National Student Veteran of the Year by SVA in 2011, Lyon has come full circle to lead the organization he credits with his educational success.
Covered in Episode 18:
Article Link: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/35224/jared-lyon-navy-veteran-podcast/
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