Melissa Jarboe, Founder Of The Military Veteran Project To Give Testimonial On Veteran Suicide to Veteran Affairs Committee Thursday In Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC (April 24, 2017) — Thursday April 27, 2017 at 10:30am, Military Veteran Project (MVP) Founder and CEO Melissa Jarboe will be testifying at the Veteran Affairs Committee to address the concerns of Veteran Suicide.
WHAT: Media Availability to discuss questions and priorities of testimony from Melissa Jarboe.
WHO: Melissa Jarboe, Founder of the Military Veteran Project
WHEN: Thursday, 27, 2017 at 10:30AM EST
WHERE: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing can be streamed live here.
Note to media: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the availability or if additional accommodations might be necessary for an interview around the hearing.
Melissa Jarboe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Military Veteran Project, A volunteer-led non-profit founded in 2012, MVP’s mission is military suicide prevention through alternative treatment and research. Jarboe believes and takes a bi-partisan stand on veteran issues and the Military Veteran Project is a non-partisan organization not affiliated with a political party or candidate. On March 21, 2012 Jarboe's husband SSG Jamie Jarboe passed away after nearly a year of fighting for his life after he was shot in Afghanistan by a sniper leaving his paralyzed from the chest down. Jarboe formed the Military Veteran Project to carry on her husband's dying wish to care for his fellow service members.
Jarboe currently resides in Kansas. Her first book, Sacrificed: Memoirs of SSG Jamie & Melissa Jarboe, a critically-acclaimed account of her experiences, advocacy on behalf of veterans and love story was published in 2014.