Veteran 101: Military Culture

This course is intended for anyone with little to no background or understanding of military culture. Topics include information about the training involved for a service member, some basic military terminology, and an overview of important policies that guide our military. The goal of this course it to provide a better understanding of differences between military culture and civilian culture.

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    lgibbonspwcgov-org August 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Good video.

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    Joanne Marie Alvey October 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Good summary on Military Culture.

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    Anjali Ghanekar November 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Informative- — well-designed — and well-delivered … course
    It makes clear the differences between each branch of service —
    Explains basic terminology and what a military occupation specialty is.
    Also describes the repeal of ‘Don’t ASK, Don’t Tell’
    — Anjali Ghanekar

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    jimcerv February 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This is a good video on Military Culture not only for those that have never served but our veterans that are now living in these communities to have a better understanding of why they don’t understand the changes we have experienced and why we are who we are now.

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    brenda.pexa August 14, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Good information

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    Nicole Williams October 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Good information, thank you!!

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    Kathleen Hoffman-Hart October 19, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Very good information.

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    RondeyA November 10, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Served 30 years ago, interesting to see the changes and I wonder how they affect the culture?

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    Karen Cunningham January 30, 2019 at 11:43 am

    excellent imformation

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    joannejms June 7, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Good information

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    Elle2619 August 13, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Excellent information for me having little knowledge about the military.

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    mdiboussi September 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Very instructive

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    drobinson33 September 14, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Great information.

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    Barbara Craig September 20, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Great information

  16. Avatar September 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    good info

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    Warren Green September 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    This was the most informative short movie I have seen that was detailed, informative, and truthful. It allowed me to see other aspects of internal operations to some degree from the enlistee point-of-view and their pathology. I am a fifties baby and never had the opportunity to serve my country due to being an only son where my father passed early in life and being the only boy of a family of all women. Thankyou for the understanding and a candid view of the military world.

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    s.darrett September 20, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Good information.

  19. Avatar September 22, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Great training.

  20. Avatar September 23, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Helpful in having a better understanding of Military Culture.

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    Thank you for providing this training. Training was very informative.
    Consuelo Martinez

  22. Avatar September 27, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Being born and raised in a military town and having been a member of Sr. ROTC, this is a very good training for civilians.

  23. Avatar September 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Very informative!

  24. Avatar September 28, 2019 at 11:01 am

    very good information.

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    Thank you

  26. Avatar September 30, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I am very impressed and appreciate the information regarding the different branches of service and how to address them appropriately, as well as, how they are trained. There culture and values is very important to know.

  27. Avatar October 4, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Good information, I like the video.

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    MJ October 7, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    very informative and eye opening

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    Janett October 7, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    good basic military education

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    Akindona_c October 23, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    This information is good and it helps me to value and appreciate all service men . May God bless them all.

  31. Avatar October 25, 2019 at 10:17 am

    loved the video and I wish that the age requirement to enter the service was raised..

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    Good information

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    floodjb December 27, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Great information, and good reminder from my Navy days!! I really enjoyed the thoughts on women in combat, as I think this should be acceptable.

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    angelaraysmith January 19, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Quite thought provoking in regard to the life of a service member or veteran.

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    Theresa-Faldet September 15, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Good Information helpful on the different branches of the military and esp. women.

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