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Serving Those Who Served: Renegotiating Support And Benefits For U.S. Military Veterans With Less Than Honorable Discharges, Mariah Brennan, Emily Graham 2023 Syracuse University

Serving Those Who Served: Renegotiating Support And Benefits For U.S. Military Veterans With Less Than Honorable Discharges, Mariah Brennan, Emily Graham

Population Health Research Brief Series

Approximately 1 in 7 veterans are discharged from the military under less than “Honorable” conditions. Veterans with less than “Honorable” discharges experience bias and stigma related to their discharge, which can lead to elevated risk for behavioral and mental health challenges and homelessness. This brief summarizes the different military discharge types, explains how less than “Honorable” discharges can affect veteran health, identifies groups of veterans who are at risk of receiving a less than “Honorable” discharge, and makes policy recommendations for the Department of Defense (DoD), civilian employers, and community healthcare providers.


Geopolitics In Recent U.S. Professional Military Reading Lists, Bert Chapman 2023 Purdue University

Geopolitics In Recent U.S. Professional Military Reading Lists, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Professional military reading lists have existed for a long time in the U.S. military and in other national militaries. They are frequently updated and intended to enhance the professional knowledge of military professionals in areas ranging from cultural awareness, ethics, leadership, international relations, military history and military operations, and areas of expertise considered essential to successfully executing the operations of their military service branch. These lists are prepared by the leadership organizations of these armed services such as the Air Force Chief of Staff, U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Operations, and Marine Corps Commandant. Such readings are …


Employment Situation Of Veterans: October 2023, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Employment Situation Of Veterans: October 2023, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during October 2023.


Research Review: "National Study Of Sleep Health For Student Servicemembers/Veterans", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Research Review: "National Study Of Sleep Health For Student Servicemembers/Veterans", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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This IVMF research review examined sleep health in student servicemember/veterans (SSM/Vs) using National College Health Assessment data with 88,178 participants in 2018 and 67,972 in 2019. Through propensity score matching and multivariate analysis, SSM/Vs (n = 2984) reported higher levels of specific sleep issues than peers but fewer days feeling sleepy, suggesting that higher education institutions should train staff to recognize and support SSM/Vs with poor sleep health. Implications for practice, policy, and future research are also addressed in this IVMF research review.


Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase Snap Comprehension And Awareness Among Military Families, Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard M. Lopoo, Siobhan O'Keefe 2023 Syracuse University

Behavioral Science Interventions Could Increase Snap Comprehension And Awareness Among Military Families, Colleen Heflin, Hannah Patnaik, Leonard M. Lopoo, Siobhan O'Keefe

Center for Policy Research

Food insecurity is more common among military families than the general population, and the transition from active service to civilian life is a time of heightened risk. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to support food security among low-income families. Many eligible military and veteran families do not enroll in SNAP due to a lack of information, stigma, and administrative barriers. This brief highlights findings from a survey experiment conducted in 2022 and 2023 to assess how small changes to SNAP informational flyers, such as simplifying information provided about SNAP, highlighting that other veterans use SNAP, and emphasizing …


Va’S Work To Ensure Veterans’ Food Security, Christine Going 2023 Veterans Health Administration

Va’S Work To Ensure Veterans’ Food Security, Christine Going

Journal of Food Law & Policy

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is uniquely positioned as the nation’s largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year, to successfully embrace the power of an interdisciplinary team designed to meet the needs of Veterans challenged by food insecurity. In collaboration with the whole of government approach to ending hunger, VA is addressing food and nutrition security. The Food Security Office within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was established and has representation from nutrition, social work, and nursing focusing on the causes of food insecurity among Veterans. VA’s Food Security Office and the Nutrition and …


Research Review: "Post-9/11 Deployment History And The Incidence Of Breast Cancer Among Women Veterans", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Research Review: "Post-9/11 Deployment History And The Incidence Of Breast Cancer Among Women Veterans", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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This research review focuses on women veterans who deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) to show if they had a greater likelihood of breast cancer (BC) than other women veterans who did not deploy during that service era. This research review highlights the lower BC risk associated with deployment as well as implications for practice from this study to include recognizing the “healthy soldier/warrior effect” as a potential factor. This IVMF review also provides implications for policy and future research on the topic of women veterans and breast cancer, particularly those who deploy.


Navigating Duality In Black & African Americans’ Military Journey, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Navigating Duality In Black & African Americans’ Military Journey, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9981, which formally desegregated the military in 1948, this brief presents data on some of the contemporary “dualities” in the experience of Black veterans. It highlights both positive and negative aspects of Black and African American service members and veterans who have made significant contributions to the U.S. military throughout history, despite the challenges of segregation, discrimination, and unequal treatment.


The Employment Situation Of Veterans: September 2023, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

The Employment Situation Of Veterans: September 2023, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during September 2023.


Policy Brief: Mitigating Underemployment Among Transitioning Post-9/11 Veterans, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness 2023 Syracuse University

Policy Brief: Mitigating Underemployment Among Transitioning Post-9/11 Veterans, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University, Penn State Clearinghouse For Military Family Readiness

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This policy brief discusses underemployment among post-9/11-veterans, risk-factors for underemployment, and key components of employment programming that appear to mitigate the impacts of underemployment through higher starting salaries and connection to full-time employment. The brief provides policy recommendations to address veteran underemployment.


Research Review: "Veteran Cultural Competence Training: Initial Effectiveness And National-Level Implementation", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Research Review: "Veteran Cultural Competence Training: Initial Effectiveness And National-Level Implementation", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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The authors aimed to address the issue of service professionals lacking cultural competence when working with veterans, which often leads veterans to feel misunderstood. They developed and assessed a program called Veteran Cultural Competence Training (VCCT). This training combined education and practical experience to enhance professionals' awareness, knowledge, and skills for better interaction with veterans.


Research Review: "Exploring Research Engagement And Priorities Of Transgender And Gender Diverse Veterans", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Research Review: "Exploring Research Engagement And Priorities Of Transgender And Gender Diverse Veterans", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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In recent years, the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has observed a growing number of transgender and gender diverse (TGD) veterans seeking healthcare services. In 2018, approximately 139 per 100,000 VHA users had a documented gender identity disorder diagnosis, a significant increase from 32.9 per 100,000 in 2013. Despite this increase, TGD veterans often encounter distrust and face unique barriers when accessing various aspects of VHA care, including health services research.


The Employment Situation Of Veterans: August 2023, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

The Employment Situation Of Veterans: August 2023, Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during August 2023.


Book Review: Team America: Patton, Macarthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, And The World They Forged, Wylie W. Johnson 2023 US Army War College

Book Review: Team America: Patton, Macarthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, And The World They Forged, Wylie W. Johnson

Parameters Bookshelf – Online Book Reviews

Author: Robert L. O’Connell

Reviewed by Rev. Dr. Wylie W. Johnson, US Army War College class of 2010

Although early twentieth-century America’s Army was small, meagerly funded, short on equipment, and rife with other struggles, it saw the rise of great leaders. Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged focuses on four of them. They came from different backgrounds, yet “Together they accounted for 19 stars; together they brought about victory in their generation. Two became Chief of Staff of the Army. One rose to become the US Commander in Chief.”


Research Review: "Supporting Servicemembers And Veterans During Their Transition To Civilian Life Using Certified Sponsors: A Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial", Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

Research Review: "Supporting Servicemembers And Veterans During Their Transition To Civilian Life Using Certified Sponsors: A Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial", Institute For Veterans And Military Families At Syracuse University

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Transitioning service members and veterans (TSMVs) face difficulties throughout their reintegration into civilian life, including challenges with employment, poor social connections, and elevated risk for suicide. To take a deeper dive into ways to decrease these challenges, researchers in the current study used randomly controlled trials focused on reducing reintegration difficulties and improving social support for TSMVs through community-based interventions to evaluate their effectiveness. Results revealed that the group receiving the addition of certified sponsors from the Expiration Term of Service Sponsorship Program (ETS-SP), showed the most promise in reducing reintegration difficulties and improving social support for TSMVs. This study …


Veterans In Nevada, 2021, Nicole Diaz Del Valle, Annie Vong, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr. 2023 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Veterans In Nevada, 2021, Nicole Diaz Del Valle, Annie Vong, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr.

Demography

This fact sheet examines data on veterans in Nevada in 2021. The original data source, the U.S. Census Bureau’s, “2021 American Community Survey One-Year Estimates” includes data on veterans for all 50 states.


The Employment Situation Of Veterans: July 2023, Institute for Veterans and Miltary Families at Syracuse University 2023 Syracuse University

The Employment Situation Of Veterans: July 2023, Institute For Veterans And Miltary Families At Syracuse University

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Veteran employment trends and statistics among various demographics during July 2023.


Choosing Sides: Military Behavior In Severely Polarized Democracies, Timothy W. Ford 2023 University of Denver

Choosing Sides: Military Behavior In Severely Polarized Democracies, Timothy W. Ford

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Why does severe polarization result in military intervention in some cases but not others? I argue that the organizational culture unique to a particular military plays a critical role in influencing behavioral outcomes in severely polarized democracies. When faced with sovereign power disputes that arise as a result of severe polarization, military organizations are most likely to develop new strategies of action from the dominant practices, norms, and ideas of military leaders. Severe polarization presents a unique threat to civil-military relations and provides the type of unsettled social periods in which cultural ideologies express an observable influence on military behavior. …


Examining Access To Decent Work Among Women Veterans: A Psychology Of Working Theory Perspective, Rebecca C. Gaines 2023 University of Denver

Examining Access To Decent Work Among Women Veterans: A Psychology Of Working Theory Perspective, Rebecca C. Gaines

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The present study investigated predictors of decent work among a sample of women Veterans (N = 354), grounded in the Psychology of Working Theory (PWT). A structural equation model demonstrated that women Veterans’ experiences of marginalization, economic constraints, work volition, and career adaptability all directly predicted their ability to secure decent work, and economic constraints and marginalization experiences indirectly predicted decent work via work volition. Proactive personality was additionally examined as a moderator variable and did not significantly moderate any model paths; however, it was found to be a unique predictor of decent work and work volition, as well …


The West Point Talent Based Branching Program As A Predictor Of Performance At The Army’S Field Artillery Basic Officer Leadership Course: Implications For Officer Retention, Ryan Oldroyd Scott 2023 Abilene Christian University

The West Point Talent Based Branching Program As A Predictor Of Performance At The Army’S Field Artillery Basic Officer Leadership Course: Implications For Officer Retention, Ryan Oldroyd Scott

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Junior officer attrition has increased over the last two decades. The early departure of army officers leaves a dearth of middle- and senior-level leadership, creating risk for future military readiness. West Point leaders theorized that new officers’ poor person–job fit within their specific career fields contributed to attrition. West Point implemented a talent-based system to place new officers into branches that should offer a stronger person–job fit, hoping it would reduce officer attrition. To begin the investigation on how this talent-based system affects attrition, this study examined graduates who joined the field artillery career field to ascertain if the various …


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