K. David Monahan
K. David Monahan was born in Miami, Florida and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska for 10 months and then moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of 9. He lived there until graduating from University High School and joining the United States Air Force in 1978.
David spent 20 years in the Air Force and excelled to the rank of Master Sergeant as an Airborne Communications Operator for the E-3 AWACS aircraft, where he logged over 3000 flying hours as an Operator, Instructor and Evaluator. David was then especially selected to fly aboard the MC-130P, Air Force Special Operations, Combat Shadow and Combat King aircraft in the European Theater, during the Bosnian Conflict. By the end of his flying career, he totals over 4000 total flight hours and over 250 Combat Flying hours. He has traveled to all continents except Antarctica. David holds Bachelor degrees in Bible Studies and Education. David and his wife live in the Southeast part of the United States.
Alex Connolly is a proud United States Air Force veteran, husband, father and son. Born and raised in the Midwest, he is the eldest of nine children. He has traveled extensively from one end of our country to the next with his family at his side. Currently residing with his wife in Denver, CO, his hobbies include reading, writing, photography, and expanding his skills and knowledge in these areas. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, with double minors in Technical Writing and Software and Information Systems.
Alex and David met when both worked at the VA as Veterans Service Representatives. During training they immediately realized that the VA does not author nor publish vital information for veterans telling them exactly what is required before submitting a claim, which causes most claims to be tremendously delayed. David approached Alex one day and suggested authoring a “how to” book for all veterans to particularly include all information regarding the vital evidence needed for a veteran to complete a more successful claim. That is when Battle for Benefits-Taking on the VA was born. It took them many years of VA claim adjudication work, and finally to leave the VA, to begin writing this highly beneficial book.
As disabled veterans themselves, and ones who have spent many years adjudicating veteran’s claims while working for the Veterans Administration, David and Alex’s knowledge of the VA system makes them experts in the field of veterans disability claims. Their book Battle for Veterans Benefits – Taking on the VA, is designed for all 200 to 300 million veterans, and those military members close to separation or retirement, returning from combat tours and Guard and Reserve members coming off their Active Duty rotations. This will become the most imperative and precious book ever read by active and former military members seeking to file a new or subsequent VA claim.