The Importance of Mental Fitness after you’ve Left the Military

Leaving the military can be one of the most tumultuous and disruptive experiences any ex-service person goes through in life. Trying to get used to living as a civilian and finding structure in life is often highly challenging – particularly in the early weeks and months of retirement. For many ex-military personnel, the key to… Read More

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Should We Be Concerned about the Health & Well-Being of Veterans in the First Year After Service?

Research Paper Title US Military Veterans’ Health and Well-Being in the First Year After Service. Background This study examined the health and well-being of US veterans during the first year after military service and tested several hypotheses regarding differences in veterans’ well-being over time, across life domains, and based on sex, military rank, and deployment… Read More

Compulsory Discharge & Changes to Resettlement Packages

Personnel handed compulsory discharges will now receive a full resettlement package in line with their years served. Previously, personnel shown the door had their entitlements slashed to the lowest possible level – irrespective of how long they had been in the ranks. But in a change of policy, the Ministry of Defence said it recognised… Read More

Life After Service for UK Ex-armed Forces Personnel

Research Paper Title Outside the Military “Bubble”: Life After Service for UK Ex-armed Forces Personnel. Background Military personnel who have seen active service can be affected by their experiences. Much of the literature on the mental and physical health battles faced by men and women who leave the Armed Forces is dominated by research in… Read More

How to add Military Experience to a Civilian Resume and CV

Many veterans struggle applying for jobs and showcasing their military experience on their resume/curriculum vitae (CV). This is because, generally, most are unsure of how to add their military experience to their resume/CV in a way that is recognisable and relatable to a prospective civilian employer. It is essential to translate your military experience into… Read More

Does Low Back Pain during Military Service Predict Low Back Pain in Later Life?

Research Paper Title Low back pain during military service predicts low back pain later in life. Background The aim of the present study was to assess associations between physician diagnosed unspecified low back pain (LBP) during compulsory military service and self-reported LBP and physical fitness measured on average four years after military service. Methods From… Read More

How To Write a Military-Civilian Resume

When job hunting, having a great resume is an essential tool for securing an interview. This documentation represents and provides the necessary information to recruiters. Having finished serving in the military, you now wish to transition into a civilian career. Only, doing this is not always as easy as you might think. Identifying skills and… Read More