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The Role of Veterans in Government

New York University ran a fascinating panel called “Boots on the Ground: The Role of Veterans in Government” that can be seen here : “Law ’84 Alum Rep. Scott Peters and NYU CAS ’87 Alum Colonel Patrick Mahaney, Jr, United States Army, with special guests Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-2), and Michael D. Lumpkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict discuss the role of military service in government and policy. The panel focused on questions such as:”

  • “How does the role of a veteran policymaker shape a person’s ability to affect military policy?”
  • “What is the proper role of technology in warfare and how can policy keep up with innovation?”
  • “In what ways can veterans influence policy, and take an active role in electoral politics?”

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