PTSD out of basic? Night terrors out of AIT? IG and EO complaints? Reports of "hazing" for being dropped for 20 push ups? How do we, as leaders, compensate for the decline of mental toughness in today's new recruits? How can we produce a quality product when we are expected to treat a new E1 with the same respect as an O10?
Edited 5 y ago
Posted 5 y ago
I think that the raw material the Military gets today in this all volunteer Army is what the society of present day America is producing,everyone gets a trophy,cars for high school kids,no such things as curfews,and then they join the Military where civilized society as we know it ceases to exist,quite a culture shock to say the least,how to rebuild mental toughness in today's generation probably should start with mommy and daddy taking a little more time telling the kiddies the world is a tough place and everybody doesn't play well with others.
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