Common Sense Transition
Today, September 22, 2017 is the release day for already highly acclaimed book, Common Sense Transition, by GallantFew Founder and Executive Director Karl Monger.
Through a special relationship with an uncle who fought in World War I, to his service in as a captain in the famed 1st Ranger Battalion, plus over twenty years of helping veterans, author Karl Monger gives emotional and hard-hitting examples to illustrate the issues, and he shows how simple, local, preventive, and proactive steps can set a veteran on the right path toward life-long purpose and hope.
We can do transition better. And we will.
Forewords by Sgt 1st Class (retired) Michael Schlitz and Kelly Burris, PhD, MPC set the stage for an important and relevant work that exposes the shortcomings in the way our country helps service-members transition to civilian life. Common Sense Transition offers common sense solutions to overcome the issues that lead veterans down the path to isolation, which in the extreme leads to unemployment, homelessness and even suicide.
This book is aimed at two primary audiences. The first: the soldier who is transitioning from military service to civilian life. Every veteran experiences transition, whether it is beneficial or detrimental, whether it starts tomorrow or may have been ongoing for years. Veterans need this book to transition better.
The second audience is comprised of the communities that will become home for these warriors. You are likely a member of one of these communities, and with membership comes responsibility. Learning what you can do and doing it can make all the difference in a soldier’s civilian life.
Veteran transition is broken. Post 9/11 veteran unemployment rates are 20% higher than non-veterans. Homeless veterans haunt our street corners, and a 2016 VA study declares that twenty veterans commit suicide every day, and 65% of them are over the age of 50.
Call To Action
What we are doing now doesn’t work. Veterans return home from active duty to a community that doesn’t remember them, where they no longer fit in, where their friends and networks just aren’t the same. Veterans have difficulty staying in school, rarely land jobs at the same levels of responsibility and authority they experienced in the military, and face lengthy delays in receiving care from the VA for physical and emotional injuries. Many turn to alcohol to self-medicate in an attempt to cope.
To them it seems as if they are the only one failing at their transition, and that makes the failure more acute. They are unaware of the other veterans who have gone through the same struggles—but locally veterans just like them live and work, those who have succeeded despite the system, and they hold the keys to success.
US Army veteran Karl Monger uses his personal story to reveal this common struggle of transition, and he urges veterans who have successfully transitioned to connect with others and guide veterans just now going through transition.
Get your personal copy by clicking the image below. All proceeds from Common Sense Training will be donated to GallantFew, Inc.
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GallantFew is a non-profit charitable organization committed to the prevention of veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to civilian life filled with hope and purpose. STAR Fitness System stands for self-training and responsibility, except GallantFew changes responsibility to response-ability. The five points of the GallantFew STAR are: Emotional Fitness, Physical Fitness, Social Fitness, Professional Fitness and Spiritual Fitness (https://gallantfew.org/gallantfew-services/)