Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Colonel Dallas W. Homas has been administratively removed from his post as commander of the Madigan Healthcare System, amid concerns that soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not being properly diagnosed. Fourteen soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) will soon receive the results from their PTSD re-evaluations. Officials from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center decided to take a second look at the the soldiers after concerns were raised about their initial diagnoses.
this systemic failure shows that much more needs to be done to help our veterans get the fair diagnosis and treatment that they deserve. Madigan Hospital continues to remove soldiers’ previous diagnosis of PTSD, which in turn lessens the amount of compensation that soldier is entitled to through their experience in the military.
This tactic of overturning diagnoses is another cost cutting measure the military has set up in order to save money after 11 years of the so-called ‘global war on terror. Coffee Strong is operated by veterans of the nonprofit G.I. Voice, which provide services for active-duty soldiers and fellow veterans who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere since 2001.