Posted by Myron J. Goodman, DCoE Public Affairs on June 10, 2015
Both families and single service members, especially those with serious brain or psychological wounds, face serious obstacles when relocating or retiring. They may leave a battle buddy behind or a person who they have grown comfortable talking with about what they’re going through.
People think moving is easy for service members, especially singles, said George Lamb, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) outreach chief.
“They don’t have to worry about a child or family, and everything is already set up for them where they are going to move.” But single warriors lack that built-in support system, “someone to talk to and to discuss things with,” Lamb said.