From war fighter to citizen soldier…
As a caring society we cannot afford to neglect the fact that “welcome home, go back to work and forget the war” is not as easy as it sounds. Helping our military men and women transition from an adrenaline-fueled, tactically disciplined life, to conventional life in a civilian environment is a critical endeavor both for the individual and the nation.
“Once a Warrior: And Wired For Life” illustrates how to turn negatives into positives and assists our highly trained military personnel in utilizing their tremendous potential in achieving success and happiness after their released from military service. This book highlights the path along the way to transitioning from warrior to civilian. It is not a book to read just once, but one to study over and over again.
The authors of best-selling, “Down Range: To Iraq and Back”, Dr. Bridget Cantrell and Vietnam Veteran Chuck Dean, have teamed up once again to take you on the next step in the process of coming home when your tour of duty is over.
Once a Warrior: Wired for Life, is a must read for any soldier returning from combat, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. As a Military Chaplain I have used this book extensively making it available to both returning service men and women and their spouses.
- Book Review by Chaplain David J. Fair, Ph.D.
“I wish I had read this book decades ago so I could have better prepared myself for civilian work and home life. It is a constant struggle dealing with “the civies” who do not relate to the morals, humor and mindset of the tight, warrior culture. Rather than ask the outside world to understand, the book explains how the former soldier can recognize what they are feeling is normal and how to “fit back into civilian life.” My most valuable take away from Dr. Cantrell and Chuck Dean’s book was how to re-write a military resume to match a civilian job. It made so much common sense and explained many lost opportunities. Whether peacetime or active duty, “Once a Warrior: Wired for Life” is a valuable tool for people who are leaving the military.”
- (Sgt.) Doug Setter, BSc. author of One Less Victim and Reduce Your Alcohol Craving.
Are you using “Once a Warrior” for workshop or group sessions? You will want to include the companion interactive workbook.