As demand for “part-time” troops grows, civilian employers are increasingly flouting federal protections to discriminate against them.
About Michael de Yoanna
Michael is an investigative reporter for The War Horse covering military and veterans’ healthcare, the future of warfare, and human rights. He came to The War Horse after eight years as a news director, editor, and investigative reporter at NPR-affiliate radio stations in Colorado. Before that, he was a local TV news producer and newspaper reporter. His work has also appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Michael studied political science and international relations at the University of Colorado (Master's) and Metropolitan State University of Denver. In his two decades as a journalist, he has earned three dozen honors, several for national investigations, including a Columbia-duPont Silver Baton (shared with NPR’s Investigative Unit), two Edward R. Murrow awards, and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award (as an editor). In his spare time, Michael plays an aggressive electric guitar that sounds like a muscle car. Paradoxically, he wears Lyra and rides a road bike. Michael de Yoanna can be reached at Michael@TheWarHorse.org.
Entries by Michael de Yoanna
On most military bases, service members aren’t allowed to carry weapons. “We don’t just have guys walk around posts with guns—because it’s stupid.”