Armed Forces

Unfortunately, there are those in the world who seek to take away our way of life. By necessity, we must defend our Nation. A strong defensive capability is a cornerstone for the preservation of democracy. We must provide for the common defense in a rational, reasonable manner by providing our troops with the best training and equipment we can provide. I am committed to improving our missile defense and counter intelligence capabilities. I will fight for veterans rights and work to ‘make good’ on the promises we made when we asked them to serve through a greater emphasis on mental health care, long-term health care, and family and dependent support through job training and educational opportunities and programs. Finally, we have a responsibility to our veterans and our citizens to tighten up the VA to provide more access to veterans in a timely manner, and to make it both more efficient and cost effective.