Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Transition Back to Civilian Life

By Jim Fausone
Veterans Disability Lawyer

We are hearing more about and are coming to understand, the transition from military life back to civilian life for soldiers that have been deployed. There are things you get use to things in the service like routine, respect, order, and chain of command among other things. Yet when soldiers integrate back into the civilian world it’s about chaos, noise, bills, unemployment, disrespect, just to name a few.

Almost 44% of the troops find returning home to be difficult. A recent survey provides some surprising insights. According to the Pew Research Center study, being married during deployment is one of the variables that can make the transition back more difficult. But attending religious services regularly made the transition easier. The Pew Research Center looked at a total of 18 variables and found that race, age at the time of discharge, having children under 18 while serving, length of service and number of deployments did not affect a veteran’s transition. This research may help Department of Defense (DOD) target and understand the troops that may need additional help while in the transition. Furthermore the general public should also be made more aware of these results so that they too can provide the necessary support that is needed during the transition.

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