Alabama Executive Veterans Network
Governor Robert Bentley has established a commission to study ways to improve services for Alabama's active military members, veterans and military families. Bentley created the Alabama Executive Veterans Network by signing an executive order Tuesday at the Capitol. The group will study and evaluate services directed at improving the wellbeing of service members, veterans and their families. Among the areas it will address are education, employment, health care, homelessness and legal assistance. Bentley says Alabama is a pro-military state and it is important to help military members whenever possible. The new group is headed by state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Clyde Marsh, who's a retired rear admiral, and state Mental Health Commissioner Jim Reddoch, who's a Vietnam War veteran.