U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee
Over the last 15 years, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have been studied and dissected from innumerable angles. No group has spent more time studying their needs, habits, challenges and strengths than the nonprofit RAND Corporation, which focuses on developing public policy solutions to complex national problems.
Ask anyone who has ever served as a noncommissioned officer or higher — military leadership can occasionally feel a bit like babysitting. Young service members occasionally struggle to live up to the standards the military set, and it’s the responsibility of military leaders to set them straight.
U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell
After more than a decade of intense fighting in two wars, America's servicemen and women are finally starting to come home. If history is any lesson, what’s next for the United States is a period of introspection, a focus on domestic issues, and the men and women who raised their hands to serve overseas will continue to lead at home. At Task & Purpose, we’re big believers in the idea that modern veterans will play a pivotal role in writing the next chapter of American history, but that’s a pretty daunting challenge. So here are six simple things you can do on a regular basis to help move things forward.
DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
The general, who last year retired his post as commander of U.S. Central Command and finished a remarkable career of military service, is well known for his no-nonsense brand of rhetoric. He’s a tough-talking brilliant military tactician who has few peers in American history.