Accession Number : ADA531353
Title : Department of Veterans Affairs, Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Descriptive Note : Final 2010 rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WASHINGTON DC GULF WAR VETERANS ILLNESSES TASK FORCE
Report Date : 29 Sep 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 98
Abstract : In August 2009, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) directed a comprehensive review of the Department's approach and practices in meeting the needs of Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War. The intended outcome of this review was a set of action plans to ensure the needs of Gulf War Veterans are met and improve their level of satisfaction with VA services. More broadly, these efforts reflect the cultural and institutional change within VA as it transforms into a 21st century organization. This report reflects the efforts of an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts from across multiple work centers within VA -- a task force led by the senior Gulf War Veteran within VA leadership. The Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force (GWVI-TF) was established to identify gaps in services as well as opportunities to better serve this Veteran community and in so doing help guide efforts at making the VA people-centric, results-driven, and forward-looking. The GWVI-TF target population is Veterans who were deployed on the Operation Desert Shield and/or Operation Desert Storm components of the 1990-1991 Gulf War period. The Persian Gulf War (hereinafter referred to as the Gulf War) is legally defined in 38 U.S.C.-101(33) as beginning on August 2, 1990, and ending on the date thereafter prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law. While the term Gulf War Veterans could refer to all Veterans of conflicts during this period, including Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and subsequent conflicts, this report will use the term 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans to mean those Veterans who served in Operation Desert Shield and/or Operation Desert Storm.
Descriptors : *VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL) , *ILLNESS , *PERSIAN GULF WAR , TASK FORCES , IRAQ , MILITARY OPERATIONS , PLANNING
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE