• History

A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military

A Comprehensive Reference to the Customs, Language and Structure of the Armed Forces
Author: Barbara Schading,Richard Schading
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Category: History
Page: 374
View: 5506
A comprehensive overview of U.S. military culture and terminology provides helpful explanations of military language and protocol, definitions of military slang, information on training and weaponry, and more, all broken down by branch of the service. Original. 10,000 first printing.

    • Political Science

Mothers of the Military

Support and Politics during Wartime
Author: Wendy M. Christensen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538114240
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
View: 1641
Despite the fact more women are involved in combat positions during today’s wars women are still a key part of home front support. This book draws on the personal experiences of actual military mothers, examining the emotional and physical support they give to their military members and the impact of that support on political participation.

    • History

Encyclopedia of Military Science

Author: G. Kurt Piehler
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506310818
Category: History
Page: 1928
View: 5965
The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events. Click here to read an article on The Daily Beast by Encyclopedia editor G. Kurt Piehler, "Why Don't We Build Statues For Our War Heroes Anymore?"

    • Psychology

Gender and the Work-Family Experience

An Intersection of Two Domains
Author: Maura J. Mills
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319088912
Category: Psychology
Page: 358
View: 9120
Conflict between work and family has been a topic of discussion since the beginning of the women's movement, but recent changes in family structures and workforce demographics have made it clear that the issues impact both women and men. While employers and policymakers struggle to navigate this new terrain, critics charge that the research sector, too, has been slow to respond. Gender and the Work-Family Experience puts multiple faces – male as well as female – on complex realities with interdisciplinary and cross-cultural awareness and research-based insight. Besides reviewing the state of gender roles as they affect home and career, this in-depth reference examines and compares how women and men experience work-family conflict and its consequences for relationships at home as well as outcomes on the job. Topics as wide-ranging as gendered occupations, gender and shiftwork, heteronormative assumptions, the myth of the ideal worker, and gendered aspects of work-family guilt reflect significant changes in society and reveal important implications for both research and policy. Also included in the coverage: Gender ideology and work-family plans of the next generation Gender, poverty, and the work-family interface The double jeopardy effect: the importance of gender and race in work-family research When work intrudes upon employees’ personal time: does gender matter? Work-family equality: the importance of a level playing field at home Women in STEM: family-related challenges and initiatives Family-friendly organizational policies, practices, and benefits through the gender lens Geared toward work-family and gender researchers as well as students and educators in a variety of fields, Gender and the Work-Family Experience will find interested readers in the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, business management, social psychology, sociology, gender studies, women’s studies, and public policy, among others..

    • History

Joining the United States Army

A Handbook
Author: Snow Wildsmith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491205
Category: History
Page: 239
View: 2190
This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Army. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of the McFarland Joining the Military book series is to help young people who might be curious about serving in the military decide whether military service is right for them, which branch is the best fit, and whether they are qualified for and prepared for military service. Features include lists of books, web links, and videos; a glossary; and an index.

    • History

Joining the United States Air Force

A Handbook
Author: Snow Wildsmith
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786491191
Category: History
Page: 239
View: 4351
This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Air Force. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of the McFarland Joining the Military book series is to help young people who might be curious about serving in the military decide whether military service is right for them, which branch is the best fit, and whether they are qualified for and prepared for military service. Features include lists of books, web links, and videos; a glossary; and an index.

    • History

Dictionary of Military Terms

Author: U.S. Department of Defense
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 160239671X
Category: History
Page: 768
View: 5103
Provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the many words, phrases, names, and acronyms specially used by those in the U.S. military and the government workers who support them. Original.

    • History

Wheels Down

Adjusting to Life After Deployment
Author: Bret A. Moore,Carrie H. Kennedy
Publisher: Lifetools
ISBN: 9781433808722
Category: History
Page: 184
View: 1307
Military psychology.

    • Psychology

War Trauma and Its Wake

Expanding the Circle of Healing
Author: Raymond Monsour Scurfield,Katherine Theresa Platoni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415506824
Category: Psychology
Page: 341
View: 1648
Decades after Charles Figley's landmark Trauma and Its Wake was published, our understanding of trauma has grown and deepened, but we still face considerable challenges when treating trauma survivors. This is especially the case for professionals who work with veterans and active-duty military personnel. War Trauma and Its Wake, then, is a vital book. The editors—one a Vietnam veteran who wrote the overview chapter on treatment for Trauma and Its Wake, the other an Army Reserve psychologist with four deployments—have produced a book that addresses both the specific needs of particular warrior communities as well as wider issues such as battlemind, guilt, suicide, and much, much more. The editors' and contributors' deep understanding of the issues that warriors face makes War Trauma and Its Wake a crucial book for understanding the military experience, and the lessons contained in its pages are essential for anyone committed to healing war trauma.

    • History

The US Military

A Basic Introduction
Author: Judith Hicks Stiehm
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136466142
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 9600
This book provides a basic guide to the US military and will raise questions for further discussion by students and other curious readers. The US Military provides an accessible starting-point for those with a limited knowledge of this institution. Covering a wide range of subject matter, and ending with an extensive list of suggested resources to aid individual study and research, the text is divided into the following chapters: The A, B, Cs Strategy and Doctrine The Military in Action Weapons and Capabilities The Budget This book will be of great interest to students of the US military, US politics, defense studies, and war and conflict studies, and will also be of relevance to journalists, NGO staff and diplomats.

    • Psychology

Healing Stress in Military Families

Eight Steps to Wellness
Author: Lorie T. DeCarvalho,Julia M. Whealin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118218639
Category: Psychology
Page: 230
View: 3964
Eight practical steps to help military families through the unique issues they face When service members return, it's up to their families to try to soften their re-entry into civilian life. Healing Stress in Military Families offers practical help for military families coping with the myriad repercussions of their loved ones' duties, from their deployment to their return home. Based on the latest scientific research and best practice guidelines—as well as the authors' experience treating veterans and their families—Healing Stress in Military Families offers answers for the stress that comes not only from war, but also from other related issues, including deployment and redeployment, relocation, and reunion. Healing Stress in Military Families provides: Evidence-based advice for clinicians helping military families with adjustment problems by facilitating communication, reconnection, and growth "Making It Real" exercises for clinicians to employ with families in sessions "Talking Points" that explore how to guide the family in their healing process Homework handouts and between-session "Taking Action" exercises for families that reinforce and build on skills and information introduced in sessions Compassionately written with the military family at heart, Healing Stress in Military Families provides the information, tools, and skills that will empower these courageous families to more easily heal and become stronger and more resilient as they go through life. "This practical workbook will help others understand the highly complex factors that cause dysfunction within military families. Using a clear format that avoids jargon, providers and families can work through the eight practical steps that focus on reconnecting the family and improving resiliency. This excellent book will surely become core material for anyone interested in working with military families." —Bradford Felker, MD, Director, Mental Health Primary Care Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine "Healing Stress in Military Families: Eight Steps to Wellness is a timely, practical publication that recognizes and addresses the impact of traumatic stress on countless 'hidden victims,' our military families. The focus on empowerment and goal-directedness—versus illness, disorder and dysfunction—is so needed today." —Mark D. Lerner, PhD, President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

    • Family & Relationships

Serving Military Families

Theories, Research, and Application
Author: Karen Rose Blaisure,Tara Saathoff-Wells,Angela Pereira,Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth,Amy Laura Dombro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317554701
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 410
View: 6872
This text introduces readers to the unique culture of military families, their resilience, and the challenges of military life. Personal stories from nearly 70 active duty, reservists, veterans, and their families from all branches and ranks of the military bring their experiences to life. A review of the latest research, theories, policies, and programs better prepares readers for understanding and working with military families. Objectives, key terms, tables, figures, summaries, and exercises, including web based exercises, serve as a chapter review. The book concludes with a glossary. Readers learn about diverse careers within which they can make important differences for families. Engaging vignettes are featured throughout: Voices from the Frontline offer personal accounts of issues faced by actual program leaders, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, service members, veterans, and their families. Spotlight on Research highlights the latest studies on dealing with combat related issues. Best Practices review the optimal strategies used in the field. Tips from the Frontline offer suggestions from experienced personnel. Updated throughout including the latest demographic data, the new edition also features: -New chapter (9) on women service members that addresses the accomplishments and challenges faced by this population including sexual bias and assault, and combat-related psychological disorders. - New chapter (10) on veterans and families looks at veterans by era (e.g.WW2), each era’s signature issues and how those impact programs and policies, and challenges veterans may face such as employment, education, and mental and physical health issues. -Two new more comprehensive and cohesive chapters (11 & 12) review military and civilian programs, policies, and organizations that support military and veteran families. -Additional information on TBI and PTSD, the deployment cycle, stress and resilience, the possible negative effects of military life on families, same-sex couples and their children, and the recent increase in suicides in the military. -More applied cases and exercises that focus on providing services to military families. Intended as a text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on military families or as a supplement for courses on the family, marriage and family, stress and coping, or family systems taught in family science, human development, clinical or counseling psychology, sociology, social work, and nursing, this book also appeals to helping professionals who work with military and veteran families.

    • Psychology

Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel

Theory and Practice
Author: Robert R. Sinclair,Thomas W. Britt
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433813313
Category: Psychology
Page: 268
View: 3493
"Efforts to exclude the less resilient from serving in the military represent a narrow and flawed understanding of what resilience is and the potential for resilience building to enhance the strength of a military. We must focus on the strengths that every individual possesses rather than the weaknesses. We must focus on team building and leadership and avoid adopting an individualistic and elitist model that harkens back to the medieval mind-set. The field of military resilience holds the promise to fundamentally transform the military in ways that are just now being imagined; to limit this potential by focusing efforts on identifying and excluding those we deem less resilient will certainly retard this potential. The contents of this book rightly focus on achieving these goals by addressing two major areas: understanding the nature and determinants of resilience in military settings, and describing methods and techniques for building resilience. Although it can be argued that resilience is a somewhat nebulous construct that has many definitions, the present volume tackles this problem by attempting to inform an improved definition for the betterment of both military personnel and their families. As advances in military resilience are realized, we must never forget that military service is fundamentally about preparing for and fighting and winning our nation's wars, which is achieved through teamwork and leadership"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

Veteran and Family Reintegration

Identity, Healing, and Reconciliation
Author: Barton Buechner,Jeremy Jinkerson,Zieva Konvisser,Deedee Myers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781534704138
Page: 198
View: 6871
The military experience offers a domain of inquiry about the human condition that can often be instructive about other life spheres as well. Accordingly, this book covers a wide spectrum of study that can help us to better understand the lives of military personnel, veterans, and their families. The book is organized in three sections.* The first section looks at the need for the proper treatment of veterans and military personnel who have experienced different forms of trauma, such as moral injury. This opens the door for new clinical approaches that consider the moral and existential aspects of trauma, rather than strictly the physical dimension.* The second section looks at the impact on an individual's identity as a result of traumatic change, such as the suffering of amputation or loss of limb. Some of the regimens explored here include somatic engagement and the importance of reflection and self-affirmation.* The third section is focused on the challenges of military spouses, given that the well-being of military families has only received scant scholarly attention in the past. This includes an important quantitative survey with metrics to assess the unique stresses experienced by military spouses.In sum, this book aims to provide an overview of a wide range of scholarship in the realm of contemporary veteran and military family issues. Each of the chapters are based on the groundbreaking research of seven doctoral graduates of Fielding Graduate University, edited by Miguel Guilarte, PhD and Barton Buechner, PhD.

    • Political Science

The Wretched of the Earth

Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 2822
Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

    • Business & Economics

Hazing in the U.S. Armed Forces

Recommendations for Hazing Prevention Policy and Practice
Author: Kirsten M. Keller,Kimberly Curry Hall,Miriam Matthews,William Marcellino,Jacqueline A. Mauro
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833090275
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 146
View: 3052
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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 399

    • Family & Relationships

100 Questions and Answers about Veterans

A Guide for Civilians
Author: Michigan State School of Journalism
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942011002
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 74
View: 7581
One Hundred Questions and Answers About Veterans: A Guide for Civilians" is part of the Michigan State University School of Journalism series on cultural competence. This guide has sections on military structure, culture and families, demographics, work, money, deployment and discharge, politics and resources for more study. The guide is written for those who want quick answers to the basic, everyday questions that people ask about veterans. The guide is intended for people in business, schools, government, medicine, law enforcement, human resources and journalism who need a basic grounding.

    • Family & Relationships


Author: Stanley Hall
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 1938301757
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 218
View: 5594
Wondering what you are in for as you move to your first military base, or as you try to recover from numerous deployments? Deployed! is the perfect solution for every member of a military family who wants a healthy family. From the time you finish boot camp to the time you return from your last deployment, this book provides principles that will guide you in your journey through family life in the military. In the face of extended war, record high divorces, and combat stress, professional on-base counselor Dr. Stanley Hall gives answers and directions for wading through it all and finding more happiness and success in your military family than you ever imagined.