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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Military Culture

Culture is more than a national, ethnic, race, or religion-based reality. The unique and distinct military culture within the United States is often unknown, misunderstood, or simply forgotten. Through research, literature, professional knowledge, and the personal experience of this presenter, this presentation will provide a basic overview of military culture and the elements of deployments, influence of the military on personal and family life, veterans, and other common issues. With continued reliance on a strong military, there will likely be an increasing number of community members who know or interact with service members and veterans. Helping professionals are working with more people who have been directly affected by military employment; therefore, it is imperative to understand military culture in order to understand and meet the needs of individuals and families who are clients and consumers of services.

Presenter: Michelle Hughes (Graduate Student)
Topic: Social Work
Location: 314 MetroCenter
Time: 6:30 pm (Session VI)