Statement of Healey for Congress Re: Support Our Voluntary Military

August 12, 2022

Healey: Support Our Voluntary Military –
Do Not Bar Access to Students

For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa Velardi
(732) 682-8923

MARLBORO, NJ — Local Businessman and Candidate for Congress Bob Healey today issued the following statement:

“I wish to applaud Assemblywoman Vicky Flynn and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (Monmouth R’s) for introducing legislation to end the practice by some New Jersey School Districts that bar members of the United States Military and ROTC from speaking with students.

I share the view of these state legislators that the barring of military personnel from schools is an affront to the men and women who put their lives on the line in defense of our nation.

The honorable act of serving one’s country in the armed forces is something that should be encouraged, and I do not believe it’s the place of schools to interfere with or inhibit the free exchange of information between those who protect us and those who may wish to pursue such valued vocations.

I sincerely hope Congressman Kim, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, and professes to support our military, will join me in standing up for the men and women who protect all of us.

Countries as diverse as Sweden, Israel, Mexico, and many other countries require compulsory military service to defend themselves.

We are fortunate in this country to maintain an all-volunteer military, but it’s critical that our service branches are not arbitrarily blocked from interacting with prospective enlistees.”