Even after separating from the military, Veterans often continue to feel a strong sense of affiliation with aspects of their service.
The military has a distinct culture - represented by the unique symbols, values, mottos and traditions of each branch:
Deployment and combat experiences are also unique and can profoundly impact one’s life.
Military Screening Questions:
Have you ever served in the military?
Do you have a close family member or partner who has served in the military?
If he or she has served in the military you might consider following up with questions such as:
What dates did you serve and when did you separate from the military, if you have?
Have you ever served in the Reserves or National Guard? (Learn more.)
What job did you have when you were serving?
Were you ever deployed? (Learn more.)
Did you ever serve in a combat theater?
Are there other things you would like to tell me about your military service?
Tip - Asking whether your client has close family members who have served in military can:
Lead to a deeper understanding of your client's family context.
Allow you to assess whether family functioning could benefit from connection with relevant resources. (Learn more.)