The unorthodox name of this proposed legislation represents a bridge between what is and what could have been. Sgt. Ryan Loya, a Purple Heart recipient, served ten years Marine Corps infantry. Upon separating in March 2017, he enrolled at NYU and is a Producer at global advertising firm FCB. He will also launch the IPG network’s first Veteran hiring initiative this year. Sgt. Jeremy Sears, who served alongside Ryan, died by suicide after he could not find gainful employment for two years. Both Ryan and Jeremy suffer from combat related PTSD and TBI, yet both have drastically different outcomes.
The Loya-Sears Bill of 2018 Proposes Five Action Items: