The former soldier's lawyer said he should get nearly $7.7 million — $300 for each hour he was jailed.
The program aims to erase gaps in community programs and services for military families
One hopeful sign is that once the military began to focus on reducing suicides, the rates actually fell.
"That trend is unacceptable," Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, director, 21st Century Sailor, told reporters on Thursday. "We are looking at every aspect of why that trend continues, at least for the last three years. We're determined not to allow it to continue the way it's going."