Discussion 2: Reflection

As you reflect on all you have learned about military culture in this course, you should have gained a clearer understanding of ways individuals in your profession interact with and support military personnel and their families. If you decide to follow a career path that involves working with military personnel, what might your job expectations be? What challenges and opportunities might you encounter in such a career? How might your career effect social change?

POST (1 to 2 pages)

  1. Post a summary of how your understanding of military culture expanded. Describe the career path or professional role you might choose in working with military personnel and their families.
  2. Explain how you can contribute to social change in that career path or role.
  3. Be sure to support your post with specific references to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.


Required Readings

Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2016). Serving military families (2nd ed.). New York: NY: Routledge.
Chapter 11, “Policies and Programs that Support Military Families” (pp. 259-285)
Chapter 12, “Civilian Organizations that Support Military Families” (pp. 287-306)
Chapter 14, “Serving Military Families” (pp. 335-348)

Lunasco, T. K., Goodwin, E. A., Ozanian, A. J., & Loflin, E. M. (2010). One Shot-One Kill: A culturally sensitive program for the warrior culture. Military Medicine, 175(7), 509–513.

McFaling, L., D’Angelo, M., Drain, M., Gibbs, D. A., & Rae Olmsted, K. L. (2011). Stigma as a barrier to substance abuse and mental health treatment. Military Psychology, 23(1), 1–5.


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