Ala. governor creates military study commission

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —
Alabama's governor has established a commission to study ways to improve
services for Alabama's active military members, veterans and military
families.

Bentley created the Alabama Executive Veterans Network by signing an executive order Tuesday at the Capitol.

The group will study and evaluate services directed at improving the wellbeing of service members, veterans and their families.

Among the areas it will address are education, employment, health care, homelessness and legal assistance.

Bentley says Alabama is a pro-military state and it is important to help military members whenever possible.

The
new group is headed by state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Clyde Marsh,
who's a retired rear admiral, and state Mental Health Commissioner Jim
Reddoch, who's a Vietnam War veteran.