Category Archives: private

Private military housing companies face questions about military families with disabled members


Two senators are pressing privatized housing companies for extensive details on their treatment of military families with disabled members who need accessible housing. Some private companies that have partnered with the Defense Department “do not appear to be following federal laws that protect persons with disabilities,” according to letters sent Dec. 18 to top executives […]

The GI Bill, private colleges and the unfortunate practice of ‘swapping’


When my son began attending an expensive private college, I laboriously prepared and submitted a raft of financial forms and documents to determine our family’s eligibility for financial assistance, and was delighted to receive notification from the college that we qualified for a needs-based grant of $19,000 for the upcoming school year. Knowing that the […]

Trump taps private equity executive for top special operations job


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Louis Bremer as his pick assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity combat, the top civilian oversight role on special operations. Bremer served eight years as a SEAL officer and is a graduate of the Air Force Academy; according to his […]