Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV National Commander Rosenshein is Briefed by Army Leaders

Fall 2006

Jewish War Veterans of the USA National Commander Norman Rosenshein was briefed last week at the Pentagon by Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey and other senior Army leaders. The briefing included discussions on sustaining America's all-volunteer force, equipping our military today and in the future, and caring for our wounded soldiers in battle and when they return home. Commander Rosenshein met with LTG Kevin Kiley to discuss the changes that have been made in military medicine to treat the types of injuries that are sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army has been able to achieve a higher survival rate for the wounded by changing its procedures to treat the most common injuries in today's war, and by reducing the time it takes to get wounded soldiers to high quality medical care. Also addressed at the briefing was the Army's struggle to get accurate information out to the public. Commander Rosenshein was assured that, contrary to many media reports, our troops have the best armor available and the Army will continue to improve it. Army leaders also said they needed to do a better job of getting the many examples of heroism reported to the public. These stories are often ignored or overshadowed by more sensational stories. "I am very pleased with what I heard at the briefing," said Commander Rosenshein. "The JWV will continue to work with the Army to meet the needs of our men and women in battle and when they return home."


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