August is usually a time when military families are wrapping up duty station moves, squeezing in summer vacations, and getting the kids enrolled in school. The hazy days of summer are not exactly the time when military parents (or kids) are thinking about December holiday wish lists, door-buster sales, and gift wrapping. But, believe it […]
Testimony of Hollister K. Petraeus Assistant Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office of Servicemember Affairs Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs July 31, 2013 Chairman Sanders, Ranking Member Burr, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the […]
Concerning our education mission, in an effort that I think would be of interest to this committee, my team worked with the Department of Defense (DoD) to create a financial module to be included in the recently revised Transition Assistance Program for those departing the military.
I am happy to take part in a dialogue like today’s hearing, to ensure that military families have all the information they need to make sound decisions about where and how they spend their military education dollars.
Hollister K. Petraeus Assistant Director, Office of Servicemember Affairs Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs July 23, 2013 Chairman Carper, Ranking Member Coburn, and distinguished Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today concerning higher education for our nation’s servicemembers […]
Military Consumer Protection Day was started to help the military community learn about the various laws, agencies, and resources that protect them from financial harm. Servicemembers should realize that they are the key to making sure all those resources work effectively. Learn about four ways you can help strengthen your consumer defenses here.