Knowing the miracles that happened in my life I understand the much needed commitment to advocate for my fellow service members, past, present and future. Having deployed on multiple occasions into hostile environments and living through the after affects of doing so, I know the need to keep Service Member issues in the forefront of our communities nationwide. It is my unyielding mission to call upon every community to access every available resource until an alternative found to help our service members reduce the military suicide rate, reduce military sexual assaults, reduce the number of veterans experiencing homelessness and to provide better after service support for their transition from the military to civilian life. In September 2001, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll was conducted and showed that 67% of America predicted that combat troops would be fighting somewhere in the world for at least the next 20 years. Since then we have been fighting the war on terrorism several years. 12 1/2 years since September 2014. The commitment to fight this war has been shouldered by 1% of America.That is how many citizens have joined the all volunteer Armed Forces. The duration of time we have spent fighting this war has called for our Service Members to go on multiple deployments. The results have taken a heavy toll on them. The military suicide rate has reached its highest numbers in our nations history. Military sexual assault's have increased and the lack of obtaining gainful employment after their transition from military to civilian life has complicated matters even more.