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-- organizations in our nation making it to their business to find jobs for our veterans every single day who wounded in battle now they're calling on the government to do the exact same thing.
-- -- Franklin -- back is with us now today he's with a you know a National Organization on Disability and joins us lieutenant general.
What does the government not doing that you wore.
I think right now when the major problems is that the government and the young.
Public sector and private sectors are not re integrating our disabled veterans back into the local communities and they -- a large role to play both the veterans affair.
As well as the Department of Labor.
And we're working with them I'm sorry what what -- up in DC -- the last couple days we've been working with a -- to help fill that gap.
And what way because it's hard enough getting jobs right now in this economy veterans' unemployment is a little bit higher than the national rate.
And then you have people who are dealing with some type of -- as they try to get back into the workforce to we have to curry the jobs towards their skills.
No I don't think so I think these disabled veterans bring lots of skills and leadership skills as well as the -- and depth of experience they've had in the service.
Back to local communities and so what has occurred is that the US army in 2007.
Ask the National Organization on Disability.
To help develop a solution to this problem.
And they created three locations and North Carolina Texas and Colorado.
-- to work very closely with these disabled veterans -- was one on one with other veterans working with -- veterans primarily disable would disable.
Very career intensive veterans centric and focused on.
Transitioning them back into law.
Let's civil society and the success -- has been that over 70% of those veterans after eighteen months.
Have a job or -- in.
Some sort of educational environment to include vocational training has been very very successor general look at -- government do and how -- his -- specifically.
What would there is -- will -- if -- with a funds go.
Well the -- really we're not looking for that many public dollars in fact it only cost 3500 dollars per veteran per year to put into this program.
And so we have thousands of wounded warrior programs across the country and we think there needs to be a public private.
-- re integrating these veterans back into what -- or communities and so what we like to happen is -- for the government to amortize our model.
And that it be and adopted and adapted to the local communities and they figure out what veterans organizations and others.
On how to make it work inside their communities and will work within very closely through our veterans and you have a site where people can go we're watching you now let's say they've got to help.
We sure do as an OT dot org and our chairman as governor Tom radiation and president Carol glacier.
Were all open to talk to anyone anytime about this program.
All right thanks so much for your service everything you -- specially in Afghanistan we -- invasion and in operation Anaconda lieutenant general Franklin buster -- back thanks so much for joining us.
Thank you Brian.
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