Over the past several months, I have been forwarding my concerns with my college education and the firsthand experience as a disabled veteran, nontraditional lower-class honors student, Congressional independent candidate dropout in the 2020 election, and a person who has been afflicted by abuse while attending multiple schools. Each of the hats I have worn in college have provided me the platform for addressing academic abuse of veterans that dates back to the Vietnam War.
Recently, I have been dealing with combative exchanges at both Madison College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater you have been made aware of. For the record, you have been helpful and keeping me centered on my “I Will NOT Forget” campaign that started one year ago in the COMM 242 Team Building Course. I have included my video for your review. Dept. of Finance Secretary Peter Barca opened the door to hospitality and relay of my concerns at my WDVA E-Seed for Veterans class project where I launched my registered trademark at Outpost 422, which has a pending lobby license application.
We have a problem on our campuses with social isolation and intellectual refugeeism and need reform in your classrooms. We, veterans and disabled veterans, are a protected class being shunned and abused by those who are supposed to provide our supports. As of today, I have been dealt another occurrence with my freedom of academic expression. I am being told my independent study self-reflective methodology cannot be used for my class project that I rolled into my honors literature review at Madison College where I am being told I cannot modify.
I need your help. I am seeking your support for creating a veteran in distress open door policy through my brand and bringing you into the lifestyle we veterans face when attending college and utilizing our G.I. benefits. I am receiving backlash for publicly addressing these concerns. Please continue to support us as we continue to believe in change on our University of Wisconsin campuses and overcome our impossibility of dealing with conflict and aggression.
I have been attempting to write you a literature review regarding the barriers and facilitators for success with veterans and servicemembers attending post-secondary education. I am writing to you today notifying you I am being ignored and denied the opportunity to write the paper due to the professor’s unethical side deals and abandonment of the project. I have notified my Student Senate president who cc:d two candidates in an email addressing my request to file a grievance. Under Wisconsin state shared governance procedures, I am required to notify Student Senate first who has not responded. I am notifying you I am going to the board of regents.
I am rolling everything into my Dept. of Education complaint between Madison College and UW Whitewater you have been made aware of. I need your assistance and would like an opportunity to sit down with you and create a strategy that excuses you from the sabotaging of my honors project. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. I have cc:d my VA social worker for record keeping and complaint tracking with the VA records division. The project is a mess and I need to restore order. I also notified Dr. Jack Daniels III regarding my situation and cc:d Denise Rohan who understands the development of the project, which started when I was the American Legion Dane County Council service officer. I am writing to you today admonishing the behavior of the university and am seeking to excuse you from any liability.
I have cc:d Gov. Tony Evers for the record whose staff contacted me and indicated will assist me with any concerns I have regarding our exchanges. Evers’ office shared with me your division representative’s email and the updates regarding Investigator Michael Kent. I asked you to redress my complaint against Kent not McMenamin. You have two complaints I have filed.
I do not trust the university, especially after being attacked by my Disability Coordinator Debbie Reuter last week over relaying my VA social worker’s concerns to my professor she interfered with, which Evers is aware. I am notifying the governor’s staff and will include him whenever occurrences happen, which I believe are backlash over filing complaints. I do not wish to undergo any more academic abuse like what happened when Kent disrupted my semester.
Attn: Gov. Evers,
Investigator Cook contacted me yesterday stating the university wishes to reopen my claim against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Veterans Lounge Sergeant-at-Arms Kris McMenamin. My hate/bias complaint was filed based on a tip I received McMenamin allowed other students and not me the use of the lounge for exam proctoring, which I had requested the university allow since my transfer in 2019. I attempted to conduct an FOIA through Meghan Williams, who I have notified you has been nothing but rude to me. I am seeking your assistance with navigating amending my claim and am notifying you to please connect with your university delegates seeking to reopen my claim there is a Dept. of Education complaint pending. I believe the new complaint prevents them from reopening my claim I dismissed.
I need to amend my Dept. of Education complaint and add Debbie Reuter’s occurrence and am adding the Madison College occurrences I have cc:d you relating to my UW complaint with the Dept. of Education for review. After meeting with Kent, I have come to understand the incident is not exclusive UW Whitewater, therefore UW Whitewater cannot reopen my complaint on the grounds their employee attacked me as a student conducting research for Madison College as a dual learner. The complaint happened over two campuses. McMenanim aggressively attacked me and told me to withdraw my topic for my project, which was veteran attrition rates I was seeking from the university and pick something like veteran success instead.
The Dept. of Education will have the jurisdiction to roll my concerns into one investigation. I believe the university will make the matters worse and complicate my complaint if I enter into another investigation. The new investigation can wait until I am done with the semester and am asking you to request your university delegates to table the issue under old business. I can bring this before the board of regents and address the university’s unethical behavior if need be.
Dear VA, UW Whitewater Benefits Coordinator Amy Moore, WSG President Will Hinz, Advisor Dr. Kathy Brady-
Please note, for your records, I am writing to you today to share with you my college experience. My Disability Coordinator Debbie Reuter called me this morning frustrated after emailing her regarding my concerns I shared with my VA VTIAL social worker. My concerns pertain to the content volume in my COMM 202 course overloading my memory, which develops into migraines.
I reached out to Reuter after our session to report my situation. I was met with rudeness and told I will have to drop the course. The university does not allow my VITAL counselor the opportunity to discuss the matter. Only at Madison College. For the past three years, I have attempted to exercise my Mission Act right to receive these services on campus and the university will not support me.
For the record, I notified my advisor Dr. Kathy Brady the professor was top notch and working with me. He is an exceptional and professional leader I look up to. We met via Web Ex, and he assured me that he would help me succeed. My conversation with Reuter was my relay based on my social worker’s concerns.
I notified her the content is overloading my sensory and stated the professor would allow me open notes if CSD allowed. Reuter would not listen nor entertain the idea and stated I do not have this accommodation. I am going to her boss and requesting a review of my accommodations. I have emailed WSG President Will Hinz seeking the information of her next line of sight.
I brought my concerns before my VA VITAL counselor on Wednesday. I let her know, who is cc:d in this email, I am dealing with another situation like what happened in Spring 2022, when I needed to take a “W” due to course overload. Reuter is telling me I need to take another “W” after my professor revealed another week’s worth of course instruction that is triple what other classes require.
How can a student with disabilities succeed? Especially after their window of swapping or dropping opportunity closes, and the professor reveals a new week’s worth of content, which the student reports exacerbate their disability? How can a disabled student prepare for that when their window of opportunity would have allowed them? From a social contract viewpoint, Aristotle would consider this argument as a means only moral dilemma.
Having another “W” on my record does not look good on a grad school application. I am unsure how I should proceed and need guidance from all parties I have cc:d to close out my last semester. I have been told by my advisor in previous emails I can walk at graduation this semester if I take a first session summer school class. I have been planning a new strategy since the first day of the semester and believe I have a legitimate grievance I need to bring before the VA, the Whitewater Student Government, the Wisconsin university system, and the Department of Workforce Development.
I have cc:d my DVR coordinator in this email and am making clear this is where I am for my check-in report. I may need to use Project Assist and try to work this out with the professor. I would rather take a D- and get the credits instead of a “W.” My disability coordinator is not working with me and does not represent me as a student. She says I have to drop the class if it’s causing me an overload and to reach out to my advisor first. I noted the ADA Act of 1990 argues that claim. The university must reasonably accommodate me and is not going to listen to what I have to say according to Reuter. I need your help.
P.S. Attn: Gov. Tony Evers. Please attach this to your ongoing relay file from my Outpost 422 firm.
The spring 2023 semester begins Monday Jan. 23, which includes a one-credit elective. Prof. Michael Boudreau, program instructor, requires a workout plan for students.
The work out plan weekly journal will publish blogs for those seeking motivation with going back to the gym and finding their center through mindfulness. The project utilizes a self-reflection model from a final project in COMM 228 Interpersonal Communication, which helps uncover stuck points and a weekly motivation video.
The project goal seeks building a platform based on a low-intensity aerobic workout soldiers used with the 10th Mountain Division. The project incorporates strategies provided by the Madison College Mastering Mindfulness Course for savoring, confidence building, before-and-after reflection and gratitude.
Boudreau supports veterans whose family’s legacy of service dates back to the Civil War.
Collaboratively, the blogs offer empowerment and affirmations with only one goal in mind—making it to the gym. Each reflection for the class project will track mental, physical and spiritual health.
The project minimum requirement is a visit to the gym twice per week.
Collectively, the project offers a starting point and a confidence boost for all who are stuck in the trap of depression a way out through enlightenment and encouragement.
9:13 a.m. Thursday 1/12/2023—Today kicks off writing the “I Will Not Forget” college experience diary. The diary examines the barriers with my academic success transferring from Madison College to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The diary will eventually publish into a book, which acts as an advocacy for those who awaken to being mistreated on campus as disabled veterans, first generation and nontraditional students. The Outpost 422 website is a sanctuary of support.
The diary style examines variables from the COMM 228 Interpersonal Communication course where my class journaled for two weeks regarding the pandemic lockdown experience for our final project. Outpost 422 covered the pandemic events for class projects that launched as a registered trademark.
Outpost 422 is my website created for the Madison College Journalism Certificate Social Media Writing course and the Madison College Challenge that developed into a documentary pilot for the Practicum 2 internship. The website was built for helping future veterans and their enrollment in the Madison College VITAL program after leaving treatment.
Sadly, you, the disabled veteran Madison College VITAL transfer, will meet aggressors who do not respect your service. They will conspire to place barriers in your path. Not all professors are friendly. The website is a relay in times of adversity.
The book and the website empower users as a philanthropy and attrition mitigation service. In other words, the tools that helped me succeed will help you succeed, and we will succeed together. We must dedicate our lives to three things: Helping each other up, publishing the POW MIA issue and keeping our campus community safe. We are a guardian angel task force.
Diary is philanthropy that does not necessarily require money but self-investment and dedication to paying forward. The book and website pay forward resources and referrals on several fronts. As a philanthropy, we lobby, we fight, we conquer academic abuse, we give freely of our wisdom for the preservation of our POW MIA and Gold Star Mother societies helping their families distribute their grief through our publications. Through our perseverance, we empower one another.
The variables we experience shall never be met with adversity. We fight by investing argumentation strategy through peer-reviewed scholarly sources. We use our academics for self-defense. We enlighten through mindfulness, which requires staying calm, cool and collected and dispelling the stigma of having a disability. We overcome impossibility through exercising our G.I. Bill and grant resources and pay the information forward as a relay of support.
We check in with each other through email and in person consultations. We are a relay to many governmental and veteran friendly corporations who seek building platforms for our success. We are the Sacred Warrior Search and Rescue Foundation. Our primary job as a task force seeks team building as a resource for beating attrition and succeeding by crossing the graduation stage.
Thank you for contacting my office over the last year. I value your outreach and appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts.
One of the aspects that I value most as a Member of Congress is hearing directly from my constituents regarding their hopes, concerns, opinions, and ideas. I’m incredibly proud to represent such a diverse and engaged district, and the countless emails, letters, and calls from Wisconsin’s Second District give me hope for the road ahead.
Over the past year, I continued my tenure on the House Appropriations Committee where I fought for funding that enables communities across Wisconsin and the nation to succeed, and I was honored to serve again on the Education and Labor Committee where I strove to be a voice for all working Wisconsinites. Additionally, as Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, I championed legislation that put people over politics, including significant investments in climate change solutions, lowering prescription drug costs, and promoting economic and job growth.
It is an honor and privilege to represent you in Washington, and I strongly believe that communication between constituents and their elected representatives is essential to a successful democratic process. In 2023, I am committed to continuing to serve our community in hopes that we can continue to make great progress together.
Again, thank you for taking the time to reach out to me. If I can be of further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (608) 258-9800. If you would like to receive regular updates from me on congressional issues, please visit my website at https://pocan.house.gov, or follow me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/repmarkpocan) and Twitter (@RepMarkPocan).
My name is Bradley J. Burt. I served with the 10th Mountain Division. I am a disabled student veteran enrolled in the Veterans Administration’s VITAL program. The program provides supports at Madison College but not at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, who has denied me access to these services over the last three years.
The university sends bullies after me who insist I use their supports. Their supports require I turn over my VA records. VITAL protects me.
During the winter holiday break, I reported my ongoing academic abuse I am receiving at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Title IX Investigator Michael Kent attempted to false light profile me on record who sought the retrieval of my VA records. Kent indicated that the request was university protocol.
Outpost 422 is a licensed lobby and class project. The next phase of the project’s trademark development seeks a Freedom of Information Act records request from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater pertaining to their Modus Operandi, which is standard procedure, regarding their intercept of veteran records.
I have not, nor will I, turn over any records to any state agency, which is the foundation of this brand. My job is protecting our best interests in both society and on campus.
The policy is illegal and am asking all veterans who wish to share their experiences with their college experience come forward and be heard.
I believe the proper approach is the academic research approach. We cannot win the war on veteran record privacy through brute force.
Intellect will prevail. Overcome Impossibility and stay the course in school. Reach out and fill out the contact form if you need to relay any concerns to the chancellor of your university or board of regents member.
The website home page does not share who is the listed nonprofit, which is required for tax-deductible EIN listing for donators. Only on the donation page. The hosting nonprofit must be listed on the title page.
The website says “verified” located on the “donate” page but does not share specifically who is the ranking member of the committee for the VFW Post. The website does not have a tool bar nor list a point of contact.
The VFW does not need a brick-and-mortar building to operate a “hub” as they suggest. The goal amount is $500,000.
A router and a server only cost roughly $25,000 and must be provided by the Veterans Administration, which is not indicated by the project. The project needs approval by the city for commercial zoning.
Where is the buy in from Whitewater listed on the page? The tool bar would include city manager minutes honoring the request presented by alders. The website does not share any of the information needed to launch the project.
Donating requires transparency. Right now, the VFW is running a virtual panhandler campaign seeking a large amount without providing backing by the city, which is ad hoc.
Do they have bonding insurance to cover that amount? From what I understand, a Post is only bonded at $50,000.
That was a figure thrown at me by State Liaison Mark Herrmann of Rolling Thunder Chapter 5, WI. I could be wrong. That’s why I am currently investigating all aspects between finance committees, quorum and their monuments committee.
My experience with the VFW witnessed unethical methods of reporting and relaying truth. The VFW has been a relentless barrier in my college success from VFW Wisconsin on down.
The truth? The Facebook icon takes the viewer to the Whitewater VFW Post 5470 Facebook page, who has harassed me and intruded in my personal affairs as a disabled veteran attending UW Whitewater by their quorum member Curtis Lemke.
Lemke interfered with my disability accommodations, who’s reputation as a bully intruded in veteran affairs outside his scope. Lemke loves sticking his nose in other veterans’ business as the past president of the Veterans and Servicemembers Organization.
Lemke also flexed his authority by intimidating disabled veterans like me on campus, who were VITAL transfers from Madison College where the Outpost 422 documentary began.
He now works for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.
Be cautious donating to this project until I get to the bottom of who is running the operation. Lemke is in charge of monuments for the city of Whitewater with the VFW Post.
There is an alternative here at Outpost 422.
Instead of donating a large sum to a group of thugs, you can invest in sharing blogs, which are free.
The blogs support veterans in journalism for post-combat readjustment who will be guided with truth that the veterans lounge is off limits to police jurisdiction and promotes joining the VFW. Outpost 422 monitors and relays academic abuse by the members of the VFW to ranking officials in Congress and the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Buy in does not require money. Team building starts with the “I Will Not Forget” workshop the Outpost 422 service provides for free.
The “I Will Not Forget” campaign is an oratorical task force that builds confidence in those who are falling behind in school. The service is mobile and virtual and only requires an annual sum of $50,000 to operate. Currently, I am self-funding and using bootstrapping with grants to provide the service.
The VFW does not share important information with you as a donor. Only sophistry, which is a persuasive tool the VFW communications operation uses for collecting money.
You as the donator need honesty and the VFW cannot provide you that service. I was a VFW Service Officerand left for this reason.
Please support my workshop as an alternative to handing over money to this group.
The UW Whitewater “I Will Not Forget” workshop trains future journalists how to speak with high-ranking officials in office as a relay for veteran in distress issues as a lobbyist. The project is an open records scavenger hunt for training future applicants for Project Veritas.
Be careful donating.
You can donate through the flow code on my van, which advocates for tearing the building down and using the recycled materials to build a brick monument instead.
A portion of the proceeds will go the “Youth Build Program” and will train Whitewater high school youth how to build brick arches and trim stone.
Outpost 422 is relaying information to Project Veritas for investigation and donation transparency. The notification announces the ongoing investigation behind the transparency issue.
Until we get to the bottom of this and find out where to locate financial reports, please be advised this method of donation collection is sketchy.