Treating shell shock while serving in World War II, Liberia, and Vietnam, Dr. Cassel and his colleague psychologists saw brain damage nightmares in reality, ironically commonplace on today's highways, as even the United Nations would agree at conference banquets. Founder, Director, and Publisher, Cassel Research Centre National Faculty U.S. Sports Academy, Sports Medicine Psychology Chairman, International Council of Integrative Medicine Pear cedale, Australia Citizen Soldier Wants to See Citizen Needs Met, Too Sometimes I read comments in THE OFFICER or otherwise from ROA asking why members don't participate more. MAJ, USAR Mooresville, N.C. Martin Profile Shows ROA's Role Promoting Continuum of Service I could not help but smile with satisfaction upon reading about LTJG Joseph T. Martin's own unique model for continuum of service in the February/March edition of The Officer ("Spotlight on Citizen Warriors").\n The Active military still requires people willing to be ground, sea, and air fighters.
military. Is ROA the “retired officer But this is done against the preferences Martin Profile Shows ROA’s Role association”? of many Reservists. I’d love to see the Promoting Continuum of Service 3. The charter is to “support and poll that asks all Reservists what they I could not help but smile with sat- promote ... a military policy ... that will think of the new operational reserve isfaction upon reading about LTJG provide adequate national security.” model. Yes, it is predictable, but if it Joseph T. Martin’s own unique model That is my biggest challenge getting is too much time, it is predictably too for continuum of service in the Febru- excited about ROA. It doesn’t advocate much time. ary/March edition of The Officer for me if what the military policy does I love my country, I revere my broth- (“Spotlight on Citizen Warriors”). LTJG is good for the military, but not for me. ers in arms. I love the people of Iraq Martin credits the March/April 2007 For example, I feel that the rotation that I served and worked with. But I edition of The Officer with providing program—four or five train-up years don’t want to be interrupted from my him the information necessary to pursue and one year of deployment—is just civilian life over 20 percent of my work- his dream of serving as a naval officer. too much. There are few good corpo- ing career. I liked the Citizen Soldier Congratulations to LtGen Dennis rate careers that allow you to take four model: the citizen part came first. I dis- McCarthy, USMC (Ret.), for having to five years off in a 20-year period. I like the Warrior Citizen model because the foresight to publish that particular have to take unpaid leave from work the citizen part of me is made second- edition with its focus on career manage- for my two weeks of training each year, ary rather than primary, with predict- ment and service opportunities. Con- and my recent deployment was 15 able impact to my civilian career. gratulations also to Eric Minton for months, with another month of Re- Dana L. Tucker, Ph.D. doing the hard work in gathering the serve train-up prior to that. It puts me MAJ, USAR information and putting it into a useful behind my peers and makes me notice- Mooresville, N.C. format. able to my employer in a bad way: the guy who will be leaving for substantial periods on a regular basis, when every- one else doesn’t even take their vaca- tion time. Ease of use, peace of mind. I chose to be a Reservist because I wanted to help my country in an Be able to bathe safely, without worry emergency, not on a regular basis. If I with a Premier Walk-In Bath. wanted to deploy four times in a 20- Independence and security are only a phone year career, I would have gone Regular call away. If you struggle taking your bath, talk from the start. Reservists are a great to us at Premier about our extensive range of deal for the military: we’re cheap labor walk-in baths. kept on retainer, but we deploy just like the Actives, who cost so much more, in- fear of slipping or falling. cluding better benefits. This shift into an operational reserve happened later and exiting at all times when taking a bath. in my Reserve career, so I’m looking at only one more deployment, but even aches and pains. that one will hurt my civilian career. I see letters occasionally in which Yes! Please send me a FREE COLOR BROCHURE about Premier Walk-In Baths. similar sentiments are expressed, but Name to my knowledge, ROA leadership has Telephone Address never said “this is just too much” when City discussing the decision to switch the State Zip Send to: Premier Bathrooms Inc. 2330 South Nova Rd., South Daytona, Florida 32119 model to an operational reserve. I un- CODE 90049 derstand why ROA supports the opera- tional reserve concept: it improves the “Transform your nation’s defense posture, the Reserves’ value to the military, its prestige, etc. bathroom and
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