The importance of the OASIS program for the Green Beret community cannot be understated.
When Master Sergeant (Ret.) Mike Clark retired in 2014 after 20 years in Special Forces, he had accumulated a number of injuries which had never been properly documented in his records. “I would use my Team Medics to treat me and keep me on various ODAs instead of going to sick call,” he recalls, “and though my attitude may have been noble, I was really setting myself up for failure in the future as far as my benefits were concerned.” Knowing that it is difficult if not impossible to obtain VA coverage for undocumented injuries, he turned to OASIS for help. “As I started trying to understand and prepare my medical records, I was confused about the process and the steps that needed to be taken. John Armezzani and Team OASIS were instrumental in helping break down the process for me, making it simple and helping me devise a step-by-step plan for my transition from military to civilian life. The services provided by Team OASIS are a godsend. They knew how to explain, make a plan of action, navigate, and execute said plan for squaring me away.” Today, Mike Clark is receiving all of the benefits that he rightfully earned. “The service that OASIS provides is necessary and critical for the Special Forces community,” he says. “I am thankful for what Team OASIS was able to do for me and my family.”