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Serving in the military is a way of life. The military is a rich and distinct culture, made up of shared history, values, symbols, and perspectives. Within this culture are subgroups - each military branch has unique characteristics.
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Why is this important?

Profile picture of a male Service MemberMembership in a military culture may be one of the most powerful and enduring determinants of a person's values, beliefs, expectations, and behaviors.

All Service Members are part of a shared culture, however their individual experiences will depend on many factors. For example, experiences can vary tremendously depending upon:



  • Military Branch
  • Time and Place of Service
  • Military Occupation

It is vital that you send the message to your client that you recognize the importance of their military background and have taken the time to better understand military culture.

In this section you will find:

  • Links to video trainings on military culture which can deepen your understanding of this area while also earning continuing education credits (CEUs).
  • Educational handouts on various aspects of the military experience including: Military Culture and Deployment and Operational Experiences.
" Send the message to your client that you recognize the importance of their military background and have taken the time to better understand military culture. "