Is PTSD A Cultural Disease?

The dangers of war can never be underestimated, and they affect all veterans in a variety of ways. While an unfortunate number of combat vets return home with physical injuries, it is the mental ones which remain unseen that can cut the deepest. We have perhaps become used to the sight of veterans who have [...]

By |2017-10-04T18:48:14+00:00October 4th, 2017|Blog, Veterans|0 Comments

Helping veterans: finding jobs in the tech industry after serving

Today, there is a vital interest in integrating veterans back into the fabric of society after experiencing the hardships of war. As veterans come home from duty, they seek to re-establish stable, productive, and healthy lives in the workforce. Oftentimes, veterans suffer from a lack of direction and training as they re-assimilate back into the [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:26+00:00June 6th, 2017|Blog, Veterans|0 Comments

5 Military Initiatives to Better Serve Female Veterans

Currently, armed veterans make up 21.3 million of the population in the United States, but just 10% of them are female. However, women are the fastest growing cohort within the veteran community. The male veteran population is expected to decrease to 16.7 million as the female veteran population continues to steadily increase by 2020 and [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:26+00:00April 12th, 2017|Blog, Veterans|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: PTSD Plagues Guantánamo Bay Military Personnel

For years, investigative journalists have tried to obtain information from the U.S. Armed Forces about the military prison which is located on the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Reporters and mental health researchers’ questions about incidences of post-traumatic stress among U.S. military personnel who work at Guantánamo prison were deflected, or went unanswered. [...]

By |2017-07-19T20:29:14+00:00November 29th, 2016|Blog, Veterans|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Why Americans Observe Veterans Day

How did Veterans Day come to be? Why do Americans observe Veterans Day on November 11th? Why do Americans confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day? As the title of the holiday suggests, Veterans Day formally acknowledges the men and women who’ve served in our Armed Forces. Beyond that association, however, most Americans are not especially knowledgeable when it comes to [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:27+00:00November 11th, 2016|Blog, Veterans|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Rio 2016: Vets Compete on U.S. Paralympic Team

The 2016 Paralympic Games drew to a close last weekend. Sunday’s closing ceremonies in Rio paid homage to cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, a member of the 2016 Iranian Paralympic Cycling Team, who died last week after crashing his bike during a race. The tragedy in Rio was felt acutely within the community of Paralympic athletes, and marred an otherwise joyous and celebratory two-week [...]

By |2017-07-19T20:25:05+00:00September 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: What Military Training Can Teach Us About Leadership & Productivity

  Does military experience translate into leadership and business savvy? According to researchers at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business, organizations run by CEOs with military experience perform better than those led by CEOs who never served. In fact, many renowned leaders in the business world have military backgrounds, including Johnson & Johnson’s Alex Gorsky, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:27+00:00August 30th, 2016|Blog, Productivity, Veterans|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Why We Should Talk About Mindfulness During National PTSD Awareness Month

June is National PTSD Awareness Month. According to a comprehensive study done by the RAND Corporation, at least 20% of America’s armed forces veterans who have fought in either Afghanistan or Iraq suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression. With the number of veterans of these recent wars at more than 2.7 million, [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:12:27+00:00June 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments