Yes, this needs to happen. Due in part that many reserve soldiers have "deployed" to places like Kosovo and Bosnia but because the conflict was not labeled as a war they were not granted veteran status even though they were placed in harms way. Also other National Guard and Reserve members serve full time or on long term and state orders for the protection of borders and communities. If this was to not be approved it would also be the same as saying to a career active duty soldier they are not a veteran or allowed VA benefits because they did not deploy. A soldier is a soldier and everyone should be entitled to the same benefits and status wether part time or full time. One of the largest problems is the separation of Title 10 and Title 32 orders. Active duty soldiers are listed as Title 10 and Active Guard Reserve soldiers are listed under Title 32 the difference being that Title 32 is not counted against the strength of active duty. Both soldiers serve full time and are held to the same standards and wear the uniform daily but the benefits and laws regarding student loan protections, use of the VA system etc are wildly different leaving the Title 32 soldiers to struggle and also not be considered a veteran. All soldiers regardless of status need to be treated the same and afforded the same opportunities across the board regardless of status The sacrifice of both is insurmountable.