Anthony Hassan of the USC School of Social Work participated in the third annual Warrior Resilience Conference in Arlington, Va., on Feb. 7-8.
He also conferred with officials from the Department of Defense and Air Force, and attended a House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Morale, Welfare and Recreation.”
In addition, he met with Erwin Tan, the strategic adviser for veterans and military families at AmeriCorps, where he explored how to engage veteran volunteers.
“My trips to Washington are to promote our work at the school and the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, and to enhance relationships with the Department of Defense, military services and Congress,” Hassan said. “We are concerned with the needs of the large proportion of veterans and military families who have left military service and are not connected with the Veterans Administration or Department of Defense. At USC, we are working toward bridging the notable gaps that exist between military and civilian communities.”