This past weekend the motorcycles were out in force. I must have counted over 100 riders this past weekend enjoying themselves on our highways.
Being a former Motorcycle Sergeant with the Milwaukee Police Department, I cannot tell you how many thousands of miles I logged on each season. Nor, can I tell you the number of times some knucklehead turned into my lane or pulled out in front of me because in their words "I didn't see you." Because of my training and experience I was fortunate, I was able to take the proper evasive action to avoid a collision.
With the difficulty in obtaining good recruits, the high costs and long lead times of training them, I strongly urge urge you write your Congress person to co-sponsor HR 5868, the Martin-Dodson Act, submitted by Rep. Steve Pearce, on April 22.
Where the DoD currently discharges or retirees those with disabilities, HR 5868 would permit active duty regulars and active status reservists to with combat-related disabilities to elect retention rather than separation or retirement. They would have the further option of transfer to non-combat related specialties.