One of the Greatest Weapons in the Miltary’s Arsenal was Useless Without the Head space and Timing Gauge. Veterans Can Be Rendered Inoperable if their Headspace and Timing is Not Set Correctly As Well.

Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

The Violence of Action Paradox: Emotional Contradiction of Veterans

The Violence of Action Paradox: Emotional Contradiction of Veterans

The violence of action paradox is this: those actions and emotions that protected us in combat are dangerous to us at home, and those actions and emotions that are supportive at home were dangerous in combat. A recent discussion on LinkedIn points out a significant truth that seems to be evident to many veterans: theRead more about The Violence of Action Paradox: Emotional Contradiction of Veterans[…]

Combat: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Combat: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

For veterans, their time in the service really was both the best and worst of times. Their time in combat, even more so. Dickens had it right; like many fundamental truths that seem to be around, this one resonates. In a previous post, I talked about what PTSD is: a diagnosable mental health condition thatRead more about Combat: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times[…]

Awareness is the Key to Recovery for Veterans

Awareness is the Key to Recovery for Veterans

In January of 2016, I had the privilege of speaking at the Colorado State Capitol Building. Several state lawmakers have started the first ever Veterans Caucus at the Colorado General Assembly, with the goal of gathering together legislators from both sides of the aisles to learn about veteran issues in Colorado. Veteran Mental Health issues wereRead more about Awareness is the Key to Recovery for Veterans[…]

The Mission Is the Welfare of the Soldier

The Mission Is the Welfare of the Soldier

The Army’s Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer contains these critical lines: “My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind: the accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers.” Those two points of focus encapsulated everything that I was as a leader: the mission I was required to accomplish and theRead more about The Mission Is the Welfare of the Soldier[…]