Outside the rehab room, Navy Petty Officer, Cryptologic Technician Second Class Chad Kueser, a 33-year-old Iraq veteran from Garland, Texas, who lost both legs above the knee to a mortar round, is striding up and down a hallway. He is trying out his new C legs -- state-of-the art prostheses with a built-in computer that mimics the action of a human knee.
How's he doing today? What are his needs today? Shouldn't we know? Shouldn't we care? Who knows? Who cares? I do. And I hope that you do too.
Here's what the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen had to say: (We have a lifelong responsibility) "to make sure we are doing everything we can in the positions of leadership to make sure people understand what those families have sacrificed, and that we reach out to them and in every way possible and meet their needs for the rest of their lives."
Do we leave their care to the Navy's Safe Harbor Program Office or do we maintain our Information Dominance Corps relationship with these wounded Cryptologic Technicians?