Veterans of post-9/11 Era Evaluate the Rewards & Burdens of Military Service

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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The majority of Veterans who served on active duty in the post-9/11 era are proud of their service, with (96%), and most (74%) say their military experience has helped them get ahead in life. 

The vast majority say their time in the military has helped them mature (93%), taught them how to work with others (90%) and helped to build self-confidence (90%). More than eight-in-ten (82%) say they would advise a young person close to them to join the military.

At the same time, however, 44% of post-9/11 veterans say their readjustment to civilian life was difficult. By contrast, just 25% of veterans who served in earlier eras say the same. About half (48%) of all post-9/11 veterans say they have experienced strains in family relations since leaving the military, and 47% say they have had frequent outbursts of anger. One-third (32%) say there have been times where they felt they didn’t care about anything.

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