Military to Civilian Transition Some people do not understand the challenges that one might go through during their processing out of the military. A smooth transition from military to civilian lifestyle should require the individual to go through a class that discusses the differences between the lifestyles, how to get a civilian job, and financial preparations. They also might need additional assistance for any mental health issues they acquired during their time in service. It is important to take each transition seriously to help set the veteran up for success. Military members who are planning on transitioning should be required to go through necessary steps, classes and trainings prior to their discharge.
In the story Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, it stated, “He was fifteen and while he worked as a man worked..” This demonstrates that people are willing to risk their lives so much that they will even lie about their age, which shows how important being a soldier is. Overall, different parts of the army work together to help win and do whatever it takes to win, even
For instance, people improve “problem-solving capacity, better ability to cope with physical difficulties …self-confidence, and willingness to take responsibilities.” Many of these people never experienced hard routine or had to follow strict rules, which makes them less prepared for the adult world and also for working life. Serving as a soldier should teach them the respect they will need for the future life and prepare them better to be law-abiding citizen of their
The life of a soldier is something most civilians could not truly understand. To have to put your life completely in another man’s hands, whether it be you commander or squadmate, takes great discipline and courage. Every day a soldier is in active duty, he is depending on those around him to do their job: any slip up, and he could end up dead, wounded, or captured. Danger lurks around every corner, so a soldier must be on his toes; both to save his life and the lives of others. A soldier must learn to follow orders to the letter or else he risks endangering his comrades.
Children join armed forces or groups for many reasons. Children are often used because they are easier to brainwash, and because they don’t need much food, and money. Some children are forced into it. Others that volunteer feel the pressure to join because it would provide them a form of income, food, or security. Official people are still deciding whether they should be punished or not.
Being an Officer for the last ten years, I’ve realized how much stock my family has invested in me. Relationships are very important in any organization, especially in the Army. In some instances, a lot of Officers and Soldiers consider themselves family. Interpersonal relationships have a direct effect on the organization’s culture and are the reason why military units become so close in todays contemporary battlefields. After my crucible event, I realized that we have to take the time and start investing in the people that share the same values and beliefs that we do.
As a Combat Medic in the Army, I worked with soldiers before, during and after conflict, and it’s not uncommon for soldiers returning from war to suffer ill effects from their experiences. Throughout military training, we’re taught to work as a team, a close, tight knit team, and this training is vital to a soldiers’ survival in the field. Soldiers have a tendency to become very close to others in the platoon, so close, in fact, that they may suffer a lost life as if it was a sibling or their own child. Consequently, bearing witness to this type of tragic death of a comrade and not being able to do anything often creates feelings of regret, hopelessness, shame, guilt among many others. The memories of Komunyakaa plague him, even so many years after the war has been over.
Brotherhood is a forever bond. A bond that is unexplainable especially from war. Brotherhood is being there no matter the time of day or night for your brother in
”Listen. We have to stay together. We have to try to keep each other safe. We are brothers, we are family” (95). With Jacob's words to Norman, after being beaten, we are shown in Sharon E. Mckay’s War Brothers, that war can solidify friendly relationships into a sense of family.
This is a great example of how training is key to becoming a better person. The training soldiers go through before heading to war is separating themselves from being human to acting as a true soldier in combat. Since there is training going into battle field there should be training coming out of battle field, and learning how to be in the real world once again. This training could help many countless veterans who currently suffer from PTSD to help them gain their peace of