Active and Reserve
As you have explored the various military branches, you may have considered how some of the differences might impact the culture of that branch. These differences, furthermore, impact the identity, roles, stressors, and needs of military personnel in each branch.
Another difference that significantly impacts the military personnel and their families is the difference between active and reserve military. Life in the reserve military has changed in recent years and the needs of reserve military personnel and their families have changed too.
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Griffith, J. (2011). Decades of transition for the US Reserves: Changing demands on reserve identity and mental well-being. International Review of Psychiatry, 23(2), 181–191.
Faber, A. J., Willerton, E., Clymer, S. R., MacDermid, S. M., & Weiss, H. M. (2008). Ambiguous absence, ambiguous presence: A qualitative study of military reserve families in wartime. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(2), 222–230.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Military culture and identity [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu VIDEO ADDED BELOW
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.
Michael and Kristin Wilkinson describe military culture’s impact on their lifestyles and identities.
2- to 3-page paper in which you accomplish the following:
· Explain the fundamental differences between active and reserve military.
Explain the differences between active and reserve military, and explain how helping professionals can better support reservists and their families.
· Explain how selected reserves have changed since the Gulf War (1990–1991) and how these changes created the need for support services.
· Describe one recommendation you might make to support reservists and their families. Explain why this recommendation would be helpful.
Be sure to support your paper with specific references to the resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to provide full APA-formatted citations for your references. You must incorporate some of the course reading above in your paper and not