It takes years to ramp up the VA "psych staff" to get ready for returning veterans ... and the VA didn't start that (in reality) until about 2008.
I do volunteer work with PTSD veterans and have done so for many years and the local VAMC "psyche staff" (psychiatrists & psychologists) are way behind now with even more returning veterans seeking PTSD treatments.
Fours years ago after ramp up ... you could see a psychiatrist every week or two ... now, it is every 2 to 3 months unless you are in dire need.
Disabilities and/or medical costs (from these 2 wars) will hit a "Trillion" (with a "T") real fast with a million plus additional troops pulling down a disability.
WW2 veterans are dying off fast now ... RVN veterans will go next ... then Iraq & Afghan veterans will be on the top of the pile (until another war comes along).
We are pricing ourselves out of ... "human boots on the ground combat".
And these "Spec Ops" guys are running at a ... "Zillion RPMs while on active duty ... then have to power down to "Zero RPMs" overnight as a civilian ... and that is very, very difficult.
PS ... I do believe that soldiers that have been on the "point of the war spear" should have some priority in VA claims process ... they informally get that priority at some VAMCs & VAROs now ...