TIME Opinion politics Veterans Affairs Needs to Get a Clue About PTSD Treatment C. Bartley Frueh Sally Satel June 27, 2014 SHARE Tom Williams—CQ-Roll Call,Inc. Iraq war veteran Zach Choate, 26, leads a group of veterans to a rally on the steps of Russell Building to call for a end to the redeployment of troops who have diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Choate was redeployed while still recovering from wounds inflicted by an IED. Some medical centers may have a goldmine of PTSD data, which could help improve treatment. If only the department could get its act together.