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.
For this Assignment, you explain the differences between ARMY active and reserve military, and explain how helping professionals can better support reservists and their families.
Submit a 2- to 3-page paper in which you accomplish the following:
- Explain the fundamental differences between active and reserve military.
- 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.
Schading, B., Schading, R., (2007). A civilian’s guide to the U.S. military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language, & structure of the armed forces. Cincinnati, OH:Writers Digest.
- Chapter 2, “Understanding the U.S. Army” (pp. 45–60)