Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to educate the reader about some of the most common reintegration struggles veterans face upon returning to the civilian world. The topics heavily focused on include mental health, physical health, coping mechanisms, interpersonal relationships, career and financial struggles, and community involvement. In addition to focusing on reintegration issues veterans face, there is also a relationship discussed between the culture and lifestyle of currently serving military members and how this often has a direct influence over some of the struggles veteran’s face in the future. Spreading awareness of some of the issues veterans face is critically important in understanding the needs of veterans and providing them with the support and care they deserve. In addition to spreading awareness, this paper also focuses on encouraging the reader to recognize the seriousness and importance of this topic as well as encourage them to do their part in supporting those who have given their lives to protecting them.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2023

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Scott M. Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Military Studies

Document Type

Thesis

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