RUNNING HEAD: TO SURIVE OR NOT SURVIVE Military Families Coping During Deployments To Survive or Not Survive Keith Kelly Strayer University Abstract There are some military families who do not prepare for the separation and the family will not survive and will fall apart. This paper will research the military family and what it takes for them to survive a deployment, as well as how the military families do not survive a deployment. Military Families Coping During Deployments To Survive or Not Survive Background Military deployments are a part of a service member’s career. US Navy normal deployments are usually six months long. During the Navy service member’s first enlistment, which is 4 years, they will go on a deployment every 18 to 24 months and they are usually for 6 months at a time.
I was too overweight and was declined. This was my breaking point and started on my journey. About 8 months after I started my body change, I hit my goal and my BMI was low enough to do the job, but I didn’t stop there. I went on to enlist in the Army and wanted to lose the most weight I could and be in the best shape of my life before going into basic training. Along the way I was hit by many physical and mental challenges.
I was so excited 3 months ago to go into the Army and I am so disappointed now. I have to have a DAT waiver to enter into the Army. Getting the waiver is not the problem this time. I can get the waiver but the Army will not accept DAT waivers right
Congress Needs to Try Selfless Service Xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx Abstract I feel that the United States congress should try a little selfless service. Since its founding, this country has been through many trials. This decade’s financial woes are not our first rodeo. I’ve been in the military for over 21 years now; this was not the first year we wondered if the budget would pass and get paid. After doing some research, I now know the salary every first year congressperson receives.
When I began the decision making process, the problem I had diagnosed was I no longer wished to be away from my family for long extended periods of time. I looked for alternative solutions for this problem, such as changing my military occupational status. After reviewing possible solutions within the Marine Corps, I found I would not solve the major problem I had, which was the issue of extended periods of time away from my family. Through this evaluation, I made the choice to end my enlistment with the Marine Corps. This choice was implemented and as we now know, I have been working in the civilian sector for the past 6 years.
They may possibly see other Americans get killed. They give up being with their families during holidays. They have to go through long hours of training before they go into combat. When my neighbor was fighting in Iraq he hurt his back in a small explosion, he’s okay now. Veterans are more likely to graduate high school than most americans.
This story begins August 14th 2005, the day I started boot camp. When I was in boot camp I did not know what to expect, but I knew it was going to be hard. Another recruit said to me once “I can’t do this, I can’t complete this”. He also told me that he was a cop before he signed up for the Marines. I told him “If I can do this he could do it”.
The military didn’t really do a very good job back then in combating the issues of marines coming home. I finally had to take a “post deployment health assessment” which is where a very old looking lady told me that I needed to see professional psychiatric help. The diagnosis was PTSD and moderate alcoholism, which was wrong, I wasn’t a alcoholic, I was just numbing (which today I know to be a sign of coping with PTSD) They sent me to a psychiatrist, who I went to for 3 weeks. On the third week he told me that he was going to put me on Klonopin and Ambien for my sleeping and anxiety. That didn’t sit well with me.
The average age of the soldier in Iraq is 30 years old so when you hear someone say to get our kids, boys, young men, out of Iraq, they don't understand what is happening over there. They are stuck thinking it is the same as the Vietnam War that had a draft. We didn't go into Iraq because of WMD. That was
I have been asking for a methodology to be developed for more than a year now, and all I get are excuses. Some of you are obviously afraid that you might lose power and authority once the methodology is up and running. That may be true, but losing some power and authority is obviously better than losing your job. In six months I want to see a methodology in use on all projects or I will handle the situation myself. I simply cannot believe that my executive staff is afraid to develop a project management methodology.