Veterans: Breaking the Stigma & Recognizing Their Strengths

Just Because Training… What is it like to be a dangerous person? Civilians often think that because military veterans are oftentimes trained to kill and/or be killed, they are dangerous. […]
October 1, 2023

Just Because Training…

A young Kenny Holmes holding his little brother upside down on home from leave! Both are now Veterans!

What is it like to be a dangerous person? Civilians often think that because military veterans are oftentimes trained to kill and/or be killed, they are dangerous. In the military, most branches learn to shoot real guns, with real bullets, with very real consequences. We have all seen the movies where the basic trainee becomes irrational and kills the drill sergeant. This is almost an impossibility because the weapons given to trainees are always under lock and key. But still, there is a stigma that becomes of many veterans that here at FreedomSystem.org, we try our best to fight: The Dysfunctional Veteran.

Yes, each veteran is trained to be dangerous within what is laid out before them as a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine. Military members are trained to see the darkest side of life and continue to step forward and do their duty. However, this training doesn’t turn veterans into dangerous individuals in civilian life. It equips them with unique skills, resilience, and values that can be powerful assets in the civilian world.

Committed to Understanding Veterans…

Get your naps in! Veterans learned to sleep when they could in the field!

At FreedomSystem.org, we are committed to helping veterans and civilians understand what it truly means to be a veteran. We believe in dispelling myths and stereotypes and shining a light on the incredible strengths that veterans bring to society. Here are a few key aspects of veteran life that we want to highlight:

  1. Discipline: Military training instills a level of discipline that is second to none. Veterans are accustomed to structure, punctuality, and accountability. These qualities can translate seamlessly into civilian jobs, making veterans valuable assets to any organization. We will help translate if needed!
  2. Leadership: Veterans often find themselves in leadership roles early in their military careers. Whether leading a small team or commanding a larger unit, they develop strong leadership skills that can benefit businesses, non-profits, and communities. Their ability to make tough decisions and inspire others is a true asset.
  3. Resilience: Veterans have faced adversity and mental and physical high-stress situations. This resilience is a hallmark of their character and can help them overcome challenges in civilian life. They don’t shy away from difficulties; they confront them head-on.
  4. Teamwork: Military service emphasizes the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Veterans understand the power of working together towards a common goal. This teamwork mindset can foster a positive work environment and contribute to a company’s success.
  5. Adaptability: Veterans are no strangers to change. They have experienced different environments, cultures, and challenges during their service. This adaptability can be a huge asset in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world.

Here for the Veteran and Their Families and Friends…

FreedomSystem.org offers resources, support, and training to help veterans transition smoothly into civilian life. We aim to bridge the gap between military and civilian perspectives, fostering a better understanding of the unique experiences and strengths that veterans bring to our communities. Our mission is to empower veterans to thrive in their post-service lives and encourage civilians to appreciate their incredible contributions.

So, let us celebrate their dedication, commitment, and the valuable skills they bring to our society. Instead of seeing them as dangerous, let us recognize them as the resilient, disciplined, and resourceful individuals they are. Together, we can create a world where veterans and civilians understand and appreciate each other, working hand in hand to build a brighter future for all. Join us at FreedomSystem.org, where we strive to honor our veterans and empower them on their journey to success.

That’s all for now; don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or want to volunteer. We love to answer questions!

Until next time:

PEACE!

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