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Resiliency

Resiliency

Reintegration and Post-Deployment Resilience Training for Soldiers


Mission and vision

Mission and Vision

Mission: Implements the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program, identifies and trains Master Resiliency Trainers (MRTs) and commences annual resiliency sustainment training in order to enhance overall performance, improve unit level readiness, and sustain a balanced, healthy, campaign capable, expeditionary army

End state: Will improve unit readiness and performance by implementing the Resiliency Training program. The end state will see a more balanced, healthy and capable Brigade Combat Team


Task conditions standards

Task, Conditions, Standards

Task: Learn that deep beliefs may be operating when an emotion or reaction seems out of proportion to what you’re thinking in the heat of the moment.

Conditions: Within a classroom/small group environment and 90 minute timeframe.

Standards: Understand that self-awareness is a primary target of Post Deployment training.


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Welcome Home

  • You have skills that helped you throughout the deployment

  • These same skills will help you to transition home

  • However, adapting these skills for home can be challenging

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Combat Veteran’s Paradox

After returning home, Soldiers are usually happy to be back home but they may feel edgy and angry off…

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Transition Home

What does it mean to successfully transition home?

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Deployment Skills

What combat skills did you use during the deployment that helped you be resilient?

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Strength

Strength: Cohesion

  • My buddies and I are there for each other; I built relationships that will last a lifetime

  • Re-establishing relationships back home takes time

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Strength

Strength: Sharing Experiences

  • I can talk to my Battle-Buddies because they know what the deployment was like

  • Friends and Family can support you better if they know something about what you’ve been through

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Strength

Strength: Discipline

  • I can be relied upon to give (& take) orders and complete a task

  • Family and friends make decisions together

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Strength

Strength: Emotional Control

  • I am in control of my emotions

  • Showing a range of appropriate emotions lets others know you care

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Strength

Strength: Being Responsible

  • I take personal responsibility for failures and credit successes to the team

  • Recognize that when bad things happen, there are many contributing factors

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Strength

Strength: Accountability

  • I maintain control to ensure things are done correctly

  • Accepting that others do things differently and I can’t control what they do

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Strength

Strength: Tactical Awareness

  • I am alert to dangers in the environment

  • The level of threat is different at home; it takes time to learn to relax

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Strength

Strength: Targeted Aggression

  • Focused aggression kept me pumped up and alert so I could handle danger

  • Anger is normal after deployment and I know how to keep it in check

During the Deployment

Back Home

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Identify Strengths in Self

  • What other personal strengths and skills do you have to help you transition home?

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Optimism and Humor

  • Hunt the good stuff

  • Practice humor

    • The dream vs. the reality

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Keep it in Perspective

  • Don’t judge yourself critically

    • Accept your reactions

  • Typical reactions get better over time

    • Sleep problems

    • Discomfort in crowds

    • Edginess

    • Others?

  • Don’t try to suppress memories

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Relationships

  • Acknowledge that Family/friends have also been through the deployment

    • Use “Active Constructive Responding”

    • Reinforce their success by asking for details

    • Celebrate your Family’s success

  • Talk to Family/friends about changes

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Personal Growth

How have you grown from the deployment?

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Welcome Home!

Thank you for your service and Welcome Home!

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Questions


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AAR

What went well

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What can be improved

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