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

Arrogance, Ability, and the Veteran Mindset

Arrogance, Ability, and the Veteran Mindset

In my experience…and this is as much personal experience as it is observation…veterans tend to underestimate their own abilities and capacities. Whether it’s because the military is a collective culture where there is a set parameter of “acceptable” behavior, or because of the evaluative nature of the military, we are and can be extremely self-critical.Read more about Arrogance, Ability, and the Veteran Mindset[…]

On Courage, Vulnerability, and Radical Honesty

On Courage, Vulnerability, and Radical Honesty

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” ― Brené Brown Like all other branches of the military, the Army has a number of core values. For us, it creates the mnemonic LDRSHIP: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. A commonRead more about On Courage, Vulnerability, and Radical Honesty[…]

Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life

Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life

“Success doesn’t mean happy every day.” – Omar Andrews I don’t wanna, and I ain’t gonna. How often do we avoid unpleasant experiences so we don’t feel uncomfortable…but end up not resolving the issue, and turn pain into suffering? Avoidance is a natural reaction to unpleasant situations; we’ve been doing it since we were kidsRead more about Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life[…]

Arrogance and Humility, Entitlement and Invalidation – Post-Military Mindsets Holding You Back

Arrogance and Humility, Entitlement and Invalidation – Post-Military Mindsets Holding You Back

I was in a meeting the other day. A community colleague, who supports veterans in applying for their disability, was talking about veterans who came into his office with bad paper. He said these veterans are often told by their chain of command that their negative discharge will be automatically updated within six months. TheRead more about Arrogance and Humility, Entitlement and Invalidation – Post-Military Mindsets Holding You Back[…]