Part I: Interview an individual who is active military or separated from the military.

  • Part 1: Ask a Military Personnel 5 of these questions then create 5 of your own question.
  • Can you please identify your affiliation: branch, rank, and job? 
  • Can you please summarize your permanent change of station (PCS) and deployment experience? 
  • Why did you join the military? 
  • Why did you separate? 
  • How would you characterize your experience in the military? 
  • How did/does your military experience affect your family? 
  • Identify some positive and negative aspects of your military experience. 
  • How would you describe military culture in general? 
  • What are some memorable experiences about your military life? 
  • How did your experience in the military help form or influence your identity? 
  • Consider someone who wants to work in a professional capacity with military personnel, active, retired, or reserves. What is especially important for this individual to know about military culture? Why is this especially important? 
  • How can helping professionals help support military personnel and their families?

  • Part2:

  • What information did you gain as a result of this interview? 
  • What information might be missing? 
  • How does the information you have gathered inform your professional role? 
  • Did this interview change your perspective on military culture? If so, how? 
  • Did you learn anything about yourself through this interview? What misconceptions did you discover? What stood out for you in terms of military culture? Provide specific examples. 
  • What skills or sensitivities do you think you might need to expand upon? Why are these skills or sensitivities especially relevant to your work with military personnel and their families? 
  • What is your experience with military culture? 
  • What do you believe are the strengths and limitations of the culture? 
  • How has the military culture informed your identity, if at all? 
  • What do you think helping professionals who want to work with military personnel should know about military culture? 
  • What do you suggest as ways for helping professionals to advocate for and provide support to military personnel and their families?
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