Tyson Manker

Tyson served as an infantry Marine, enlisting straight out of high school in 2000, and deploying in the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He is now an attorney based in Illinois, and an advocate for veterans with less-than-honorable discharges due to PTSD.

"The DOD’s unsanctioned use of untested drug concoctions on ground troops, combined with its near-complete failure to properly screen returning service members for mental injuries as required by law, coupled with its overreliance on administrative separations, is the cause of historic numbers of Veterans being discharged with Bad Paper and Service-Connected mental injuries. In turn, those without access to VA facilities, and barred from membership in VSOs, are more likely to be addicted, end up homeless, or commit suicide. Congress must pass the “Fairness for Vets” Act to reform the discharge appeals process for these veterans."