Aniela Szymanski, senior director for legal affairs and military policy with Veterans Education Success, says vets should be able to use benefits from both GI Bills if their service qualifies them.

“I don’t understand, from a commonsense perspective, why one should cancel the other one out,” she says, “especially because you’ve paid into one of them.”

Having given up his spot after gaining admission to Yale, Rudisill, who has been waging this fight for five years, is now too old at 40 to be able to rejoin the Army as a chaplain. The cutoff is 38.

Read the full story by the Chicago Sun Times, “He’s fought for his country in the Army and FBI. Now, he’s fighting for himself, other vets” published November 25, 2020.