America's Veterans: The Next Mission

As American service members return home, they are faced with new challenges in their transition from deployment to civilian life. Chief among these challenges are access to affordable housing, finding well-paying, secure employment and physical and mental health concerns.

What key barriers exist for the 20 million US veterans living in the country and what policies should leaders in the administration and on Capitol Hill put in place in order to assist them in the reintegration process? How can the private sector and communities across the country create pathways to opportunity for veterans and their families? What programs can employers put in place to help veterans leverage their skillset and maximize the prospect of long term financial well-being? 

Immediately following Veterans Day, The Hill sat down with members of Congress and veterans to shine a light on the unique challenges the men and women of our armed forces face as they return home. In a series of conversations, we underscored efforts to support veterans as they move from the battlefield to the homefront. 


  • Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), Former Marine Corps
  • Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
  • Gen. (Ret.) George W. Casey, Jr., 36th Chief of Staff of the United States Army


  • Zack Giffin, Co-Host, Tiny House Nation & National Spokesperson, Operation Tiny Home
  • Michael Linnington, CEO, Wounded Warrior Project
  • Meghan Ogilvie, CEO, Dog Tag Inc. 
  • Susanne Slater, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.
  • Caitlin Thompson, Vice President, Community Partnerships, Cohen Veterans Network


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
  • Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill
  • Brittany Grant, Director of Business Development, The Hill 
  • Julia Manchester, Staff Writer, The Hill


  • Jerry Quinn, Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Military Talent External Recruiting and Enterprise Military & Veteran Initiatives, Wells Fargo & Co. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:00 AM | Guest Arrival & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM | Program Begins
10:00 AM | Program Concludes

The Newseum
Knight Broadcast Studio
3rd Floor
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001