Mike Connolly

Mike Connolly is a veteran of two combat tours in Iraq as an Army Infantryman. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha for both his undergraduate and graduate education, and serves as Director of Military and Veteran Affairs at the Smith School of the University of Maryland. Connolly is a Defense Council Member of the Truman National Security Project.

Recent articles from Mike Connolly

Airmen assigned to the 20th Force Support Squadron Honor Guard practice a three-volley rifle salute Dec. 10, 2014.
How Veterans Can Get More Involved In Shaping Foreign Policy
Veterans4Diplomacy is a nonprofit out of D.C. that is teaching veterans to be leaders in the world of foreign policy and diplomacy.
Veteran Clarence Graham holds his head in his hands after he spoke about the issues he has had getting the care he feels he needs from the Veterans Administration during meeting hosted by the American Legion at the War Memorial in St. Louis on Monday, July 14, 2014.
We Need To Talk About The Healthcare Promises Made To Vets
What the report should’ve addressed is the affordability of healthcare promises made to veterans.
A sculpture portraying a wounded soldier being helped on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital.
Scrapping The Entire Department Is Not The Solution To VA’s Problems
Shutting down the Department of Veterans Affairs is not the magic bullet to improving veterans’ health care.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michelle Charlie, a former Military Training Instructor, waits for a reporting statement from Delayed Entry Program member Drew Hagen during a mock training instructor drill on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Oct. 11, 2011.
Why Are So Few Millennials Willing To Join The Military?
Millennials support using group troops against ISIS; they just don’t want to fight themselves.