Author Archives: Richard May

About Richard May

Vietnam vintage US Army officer who salutes our heroes in harm's way.

Will the VA Provide Better Service to Veterans?

With much fanfare, Dr. David Shulkin, the new Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”), has moved quickly to address some of the recurring problems at the VA. As the first VA Secretary without a military background, Dr. Shulkin appears committed to resolve several pressing concerns: – Speedier processing of Veteran benefit claims and, – […]

2017 Veterans Affairs Budget: Breaking Down the Numbers

Politicians from both sides of the political spectrum tend to use budget data in much the same way a magician conjures a rabbit out of a top hat.  Sadly, the Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA”) budget – in the hands of a politician – often becomes an instrument of posturing for voters rather than a management […]