Rural Veteran Service Program (Tigers for Troops)

In 2019, the Veterans Clinic launched an exciting new initiative called “Tigers for Troops” to provide assistance to veterans in rural Missouri. Under the program, the Clinic partners with University of Missouri Extension to have students and supervising attorneys visit extension offices throughout the state to educate veterans about available resources, as well as to assist them with disability claims and appeals and discharge upgrades. This program serves the vital purpose of giving rural veterans access to resources they normally would not have.

The Tigers for Troops Program is directed by the Clinic’s Thomas Fellow. Martha Bradley Kleinhesselink, an attorney in the Veterans Clinic, currently serves as the Clinic’s Thomas Fellow and directs the Tigers for Troops program.


As part of the program, clinic personnel also train attorneys on veterans’ law to increase the number of attorneys qualified to help veterans in Missouri’s rural areas as well as accept referrals from the Veterans Clinic. If you or your law firm would like the Clinic to provide training for you to represent veterans with their VA claims, please contact us. Additionally, if you are attorney that would like to accept referrals from the Veterans Clinic, please contact us.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 18 (St. Joseph) 

Previous Events

February 8, 2019 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

April 16 – 18, 2019 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

June 11 – 13, 2019 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

July 10, 2019 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

October 30, 2019 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

March 10, 2020 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

April 15, 2020 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

July 22, 2020 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

October 2, 2020 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

October 9, 2020 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

October 21, 2020 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

December 4, 2020 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

July 22, 2021 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

September 10, 2021(EVENT NOW CLOSED)

December 3, 2021 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

February 18, 2022 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

April 22, 2022 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

September 15, 2022 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

November 8, 2022 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

November 9, 2022 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

February 17, 2023 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

July 6, 2023 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

September 28, 2023 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

November 16, 2023 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

February 8, 2024 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

March 15, 2024 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)

June 5-7, 2024 (EVENT NOW CLOSED)