Military Veterans Should Serve As The Foundation For A Successive Presentation Of Previous Findings

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provided. An overview of research significant to challenges experienced by military veterans will serve as the foundation for a successive presentation of previous findings.
Culture of the Army Reserve Although the military is made up of individuals from varied cultural backgrounds, they all share the experience of assimilation into military culture. During military initial entry training (IET), trainees are removed from their civilian culture and introduced to military culture. This process occurs in three stages: separation, transition, and incorporation (Van Gennep, 1960). In applying these stages to the assimilation of military culture, the separation stage is similar to when military trainees enter IET as the individual is separated from the civilian lifestyle they are accustomed to and introduced to the norms and traditions of the military. At a certain point during IET, military trainees are “betwixt and between” (Turner, 1974, p. 232) cultures as they do not fit wholly into civilian or military culture. In the process of transition, a comradery is established among military trainees. In the incorporation stage, trainees have completed IET and now return to their civilian lives.
Army values were instituted to positively shape the behaviors attitudes, and social perceptions of members of the organization. These values also reinforce the characteristics of army reservists, which represent a group that is unified in social perceptions. The seven army values are…

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