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Linda Cosme

VA-Accredited Attorney & U.S. Army Veteran
  • University of West Georgia – Masters in Psychology 
  • Webster University at Fort Sam Houston  – Masters in Management 
  • Saint Mary’s University School of Law – Juris Doctor 
Licenses and Certifications
  • Licensed to practice law in Georgia and Arizona
  • Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney
Professional Experience
  • Citizens Disability, Vice-President, Disability Policy & Strategy
  • Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Disability Justice Attorney
  • Social Security Administration, Appeals Officer
  • Department of the Navy, Counselor
  • Disability Determination Services, Case Adjudication Specialist
  • Austin State School, Psychologist
  • United States Army, Military Police 
Military Experience
  • Basic Training and Military Police School, Fort McClellan in Anniston, AL
  • Seventh Army Training Command (7th ATC), Grafenwöhr & Hohenfels, Germany
  • Assigned to the 498th MP Platoon, 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels)
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Lifetime Member 

Linda Cosme is a highly dedicated and resilient United States Army veteran with an extraordinary career marked by service, achievements, and a commitment to supporting fellow veterans. She began her military journey by attending Basic Training and Military Police Training at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama, in May 1976. Her dedication and skills led to her assignment to the Seventh Army Training Command (7th ATC) in Grafenwöhr and Hohenfels, Germany. There, she served in the 498th MP Platoon, part of the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) within Brigade 75. 

In the 1970’s, the 7th ATC held the responsibility of ensuring training readiness for all U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) forces throughout the U.S. European Command. Notably, Hohenfels boasted the largest number of firing ranges, including specialized ranges for tanks.

During her time in the military, Linda excelled in her training and marksmanship. At Military Police School, she earned an expert’s badge with the M16 assault rifle and a sharpshooter’s badge with the 45 ACP M1911 pistol. These achievements showcased her precision and skill, as she consistently met the high standards required to earn those accolades. 

Commitment to Veterans

Linda’s career, unfortunately, took an unexpected turn due to a severe accident. In the line of duty, she incurred debilitating injuries and was assigned to the United States Army Hospital in Nuremberg for a grueling 13-month period of intense pain, rehabilitation, and recovery. Tragically, the accident resulted in the loss of a German National’s life. Linda underwent five orthopedic surgeries during that recovery process. 

Due to the extent of her injuries, she received a medical discharge in January 1979 under honorable conditions. Linda is a 100% disabled veteran. Her dedication and service to her country were evident in her willingness to persevere despite such challenging circumstances.  

Fortunately, Linda’s Army records meticulously documented her injuries with x-rays and surgeries. This thorough documentation facilitated her transition from a military disability pension to the VA disability system, ensuring she received the support and care she needed as a disabled veteran. 

Driven by her own experiences, Linda has continued her commitment to individuals with disabilities, supporting fellow veterans. She has assisted veterans in navigating the complex disability claims process. Her expertise and guidance have resulted in significant successes, with one veteran’s rating increasing from zero to 100% (Agent Orange) and others receiving meaningful increases in their monthly VA disability awards. She has been instrumental in helping disabled veterans navigate and receive additional disability benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance program.   

Linda Cosme’s experience reflects a remarkable military career marked by dedication, achievements, and resilience in the face of adversity. As a VA-accredited attorney, her commitment to serving and supporting her fellow veterans makes her a valuable asset and advocate in the realm of Veterans support and assistance. 

Photos of Linda From Her Time in the Service

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