Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Combined Arms, an organization providing comprehensive support to military members and their families as they transition to civilian life, last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement.
The signing marks the most significant implementation of programs for veteran services in Fort Bend County history. Through this agreement, the county is tapping into a vast infrastructure of veteran resources while also saving the county and taxpayers at the minimum $400,000, not including a $100,000 annual maintenance fees for scope of services.
“Our veterans have gone above and beyond in serving our county. This is why I initiated this partnership with Combined Arms, a veteran run organization, and Fort Bend County to lead with a new, data-driven approach in providing even more services in an effective, efficient, and more engaging way,” said Fort Bend County Judge KP George. “As we expand our network in providing our veterans with more jobs, mental health support, housing options, and a whole host of additional resources, we will be able to track every metric and act accordingly. I take no responsibility more seriously than supporting our veterans, and they deserve nothing less than a modern and accountable Veteran Services Office.”
“Combined Arms is excited to expand our innovative programs and services provided by our 47-member organizations to better serve the veteran families of Fort Bend County. This partnership with Fort Bend will be our first county to bring into our system and will undoubtedly lead the way for other counties to join in order to accelerate the impact of veterans on our community,” said John W. Boerstler, CEO of Combined Arms.