The Gov's Best Kept Secret?
One of the best kept secrets in the veteran community appears to be the CURR (U.S. Armed Services Center for Unit Records Research). CURR is a government organization that provides unit record information for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claims. The VA depends on CURR's research in order to process veteran claims.
CURR's mission is critical to veterans because unless a stressor is verified by researching unit records, the VA may not approve their claims. Those veterans involved would then not receive the medical help and compensation they deserve. CURR's research also helps the VA to make valid and just decisions based on exposure and not just a veteran's word.
Unfortunately, for one reason or another, CURR is about a year behind processing requests. CURR's command is the Records Management Declassification Agency (RMDA). This agency is headed by Mr. Jack Matthews MatthewsJ@rmdahq.belvoir.army.mil. Pressure must be brought to bear on the federal government to increase the manning levels of the CURR so veterans do not have to wait longer than is necessary. One way to do this is to contact your Congressional Representatives and ask them to investigate the hiring situation at CURR.
Because this department is so little understood and largely unknown, please include the following contact information so your Congressional Representatives and Senators know the who, what, and where pertaining to CURR:
U.S. Armed Services
Center For Unit Records Research (CURR)
7798 Cissna Road, Suite 101
Springfield, VA 22150-3198
If you do not know who your Congressional Representatives and Senators are, you can easily find this out by using one of the links below (clicking on a link will open another window in your browser).
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