Square Deal for Vets

  Our Mission  

We are a 501(c)(19) War Veterans organization. Our goal is to channel and organize a new national movement of veterans and their caregivers and provide them with a platform to engage in a wide array of political, media and advocacy activities on the local, state and national level in support of veterans needs and priorities. We are working with the President, Congress, stakeholders and the media to ensure that the "Square Deal” that they were promised in 2016 becomes a reality.

By harnessing the talent, intensity and capabilities that made history in 2016, SquareDealforvets.org will cut through the clutter and provide a clear and consistent message that the sweeping reforms that they played a role in creating are achievable and are in the best interest of America’s wounded heroes and their caregivers.

Board of Directors

Sarah and Michael Verardo

Sarah and Mike Verardo have become a national face for severely wounded combat veterans and their caregivers. They appeared on wide array of television programs and news outlets over the past several years to advocate …

Dr. Richard Jadick

Richard Jadick, D.O. earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Ithaca College and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.) from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. He completed his …

SGT Sean Kilbane

SGT Sean Kilbane joined the Ohio Army National Guard in November 2003. He conducted Basic/OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at Fort Knox to become an Armor Crewman on Tanks and was assigned to the 2nd of the 107th Cavalry …

SSG David Abt

SSG David Edward Abt, being born in southern CA and raised in central KY joined the Army on 01 April 2003 enroute to Fort Benning, GA where he conducted Basic/OSUT (One Station Unit Training) to become …

Command Sergeant Major Donald McAlister

CSM Donald McAlister entered the Army on July 29th 1992 and attended Infantry OUST at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion, CSM McAlister was assigned …


Recent News

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Celebrating the VA Accountability Bill

“We’ve been fighting for VA reform and accountability, and we feel that it was championed under candidate Trump. We got to know him, his family, and learned how important VA reform was to him,” Sarah Verardo said.

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Moving Forward with Essential Legislation: VA Accountability

This bipartisan legislation is essential in giving the power needed to eliminate bad employees from the VA, as well as our protect our veterans and whistleblowers.

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President’s Executive Order for VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection

“Today’s Executive Order is a good start” continued Mrs. Verardo, “but much more needs to be done. It’s been almost two months since the House passed the VA Accountability Act, and still, the Senate has taken no action on this crucial legislation.

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Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Donald McAlister: My Story

I would like to introduce myself and why I am compelled to continue to serve our nation's Heroes as a board member of “Square Deal for Vets.” This is my story.