Why Veterans Experience Culture Shock When Transitioning to College

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • May 22, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 13:21 mins

Guest: William Howe Jr, Doctoral Candidate Studying Communications, University of Oklahoma When someone enters the US military, they spend two to three months in boot camp, where the civilian culture they’ve known gets replaced by military culture –the physical and mental changes are major. But when someone leaves the military, there’s no transition. It’s just –“Thank you for your service. Good luck with civilian life!” US Army Veteran William Howe Jr says that’s irresponsible. He’s studying the culture shock veterans experience –particularly when they jump from combat to college.