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Popular Myths About Military Life: Fact or Fiction?

Your neighbor: “Do you suffer from PTSD?”

“If I did, I probably wouldn’t tell you. Why would you even ask that?”

This might be a common exchange between civilians and military service members. These myths about military life – and after the transition – are perpetuated by civilian assumptions. For this episode of ClearedCast, Steven Matthew Leonard and I do a deep dive into military myths.

No matter which branch you’ve served in, no matter your military occupational specialty (MOS), and no matter how long you’ve served, American citizens might be prone to thinking every veteran has served our armed forces in the same capacity a character like a Rambo killing machine. Not every brigadier general is like Jack Ripper from Dr. Strangelove or Lt Dan from Forest Gump – and not all military service members are broken.

We even get into some creepy ghost stories about Fort Leavenworth.

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