Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which to date has supported more than one million active duty folks, vets and their family members in pursuit of a higher education.
The bill exists thanks to Marine Vietnam veteran, former Navy secretary and one-term Virginia Senator Jim Webb, who pushed it in 2008 despites strong opposition from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and President Bush.
Webb is also a prolific writer, and the best way I know to thank a writer is to buy a book – at full retail. I’m partial to The Emperor's General, a marvelous tale of Japan under the rule of General Douglas McArthur after World War II.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.