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Military Culture 101

Military Culture 101 provides individuals who are working with veterans and military families exposure to a comprehensive overview of the culture, core values, organizational structure, and history of the United States Armed Forces.

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Because a high number of veterans are choosing community-based care, it is critical that community providers become proficient in the nuances of military culture and knowledgeable about the challenges and circumstances facing veterans and their families.

About Military Culture 101

Military Culture 101 (MC101) was developed by PsychArmor Institute and tailored for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). MC101 addresses the growing evidence that suggests only a small percentage of veterans engaging in services with community providers feel these services are responsive, respectful and delivered within a framework that understands the uniqueness of military culture.

MC101 provides training on military lifestyle, culture and history, helping providers understand and respond more effectively to the culture, language and military experience of their clients. MC101 gives providers an educational opportunity that can contribute to their continuous learning. Enrollment for the course is open to service providers in the AmericaServes network and Community of Practice.

The MC101 course is self-paced and operates on a rolling admissions basis. Upon completion, learners have the opportunity to earn 0.7 continuing education unit (CEU) and a Syracuse University non-credit bearing certificate.

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Addressing the Growing Evidence that Veterans Feel Military Culture is Misunderstood

84% of Veterans say that Americans don’t understand them.

– PEW Research Center

71% of Americans say they have little to no understanding of Veterans.

– PEW Research Center

13% of surveyed civilian providers met all the readiness criteria that shows they are prepared to serve military populations.

– 2014 RAND Study

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