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Monday, September 12, 2011

Soldiers with PTSD are the modern day Bonus Army

Samantha Torrence – The new Army seeks to be more conducive to a family friendly environment and give more support to soldiers. However the efforts to change military culture from punitive to positive are being met with some resistance by Army leadership. One area that has become of interest is the reaction to the increased amount of soldiers diagnosed with PTSD. The question on the minds of military leadership, “How do we deal with this compassionately while maintaining discipline?” Right now, compassion seems to be put on the back burner as the old leaders come to grips with the new culture and their attitudes battle against the change.

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