This is contrary to everything I have known about “service connected” status as relates to the VA, medical care and disability benefits. This is the very first time I’ve ever heard “pre-existing” in this context.
“Jon Soltz, an Iraq war combat veteran who founded the group VoteVets.org, said untreated psychological problems were contributing to the highest military suicide rate in a quarter-century and to growing homelessness among veterans, he said.”
lets google this guy:
I think Kit Bond has been had, and Obama never pre-existed, LOL
In my experience, I've dealt with "problem children". and I didn't have any problem showing them the door. I believe it's better to dump one "problem case" in order not to expose their fellow Airman to an internal danger (Walking Time bomb). Passing them off to someone else is not the right way to handle them, putting them out is. In a tense situation those clowns will get you and your team killed. As for the numbers I believe they are a bit high.