Aug 6, 2020
Life transitions can be difficult, stressful, and even overwhelming. In my experience, none were more trying than my transition from civilian to soldier back to civilian again. And I am not the only one. Military transition continues to be one of the biggest hardships service members go through - and many have been in combat!
There is good news though, there are in fact people and services we can utilize to help guide us through these transitions, people who have done it themselves and have your best interest at heart. As a former Staff Sergeant in the United Sates Army, active duty 2003-2009, I hear my fellow soldiers struggling the same way now, years later, that I did over ten years ago. This must stop. We have the responsibility to connect with them and keep moving forward in life and on to the next mission.
True leadership does not start or stop when military service does, true leadership is a lifestyle.
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More about SOM+C:
Special Operations Medic Coalition (SOM+C) has
exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, or corresponding section of any future tax code, serving as a resource for Special Operations Medics through the following activities:
To Unapologetically Support Advancing the Military Special Operations Medic from battlefield provider to veteran professional
SOM+C accomplishes this mission by focusing on three C’s; Community, Capabilities, and Career.
The Sharing of knowledge and experiences in support of our community, to refine the capabilities of SOF medicine, and advance the career of the military special operations medic.
Goals & Objectives of the 3-C’s
Develop the SOF medic community through increased connections with other tactical, austere, and emergency medical communities in an effort to further research and professional opportunities for the SOF medic during and after military service.
Promote community understanding of the SOF Medic and specific challenges they are faced with.
Strengthen Special Operations Medics as a whole by providing a support system and place to engage fellow USSOF and International SOF Medics in an effort to enhance learning, educational, and personal and professional advancement opportunities.
Enhance SOF Medic abilities by providing access to our exclusive content, high quality education, and resources through our vast medical professional network which spans across multiple military branches, civilian, and international communities.
Equip SOF Medics with valuable support, such as education grants, medical journal publication guidance, and informed professional opportunities.
Support the warrior transition from battlefield provider to the civilian Veteran professional.