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Charles W. Hoge, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), directed the premiere U.S. research program on the mental health and neurological effects of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2002 to 2009 at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He deployed to Iraq (2004) to improve combat stress care. He continues to work as a staff psychiatrist treating service members, veterans, and family members. As a national expert on war-related mental health issues and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Hoge has testified to Congress and is interviewed frequently by national news organizations._