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Anticipating the landscape in the years ahead: Military members transition to a post-war mission

APA Citation:

Sherman, M. D., Larsen, J., Kuhl, M. W., Hawkey, K. R., & Borden, L. M. (2014). Anticipating the landscape in the years ahead: Military members transition to a post-war mission. Research report prepared for the Department of Defense.

Abstract Created by REACH:

Although a majority of service members are resilient and we do not anticipate that they will develop long-term difficulties, this review highlights increased risks for service members across six domains: mental health, social and role functioning, relationship functioning and family life, spirituality, physical health, and financial well-being. Although risk factors and future trajectories vary, psychiatric difficulties are a consistent predictor of a worsened course. Supporting service members in role functioning (in the classroom, in the family, and in the workforce) will be an important component of fostering wellness.


Mental health
Physical health

Branch of Service:

Air Force
Marine Corps
Multiple branches

Military Affiliation:

Active Duty

Subject Affiliation:

Active duty service member


Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Young adulthood (18 - 29 yrs)
Thirties (30 - 39 yrs)
Middle age (40 - 64 yrs)


Review of Literature


Sherman, Michelle D., Borden, Lynne M., Goldberg, Renada, Hawkey, Kyle R., Hess, Sheryl A., Wittcoff Kuhl, Michelle, Larsen, Jessica, Otto, Mark, Paradis, Emily, Snyder, Seth C., Steinman, David, Westerhof, Lara

Publisher/Sponsoring Organization:

The Military REACH Team

Publication Type:

REACH Publication

Author Affiliation:

Department of Family Social Science, The University of Minnesota, LMB


University of Minnesota

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REACH Publication Type:

Research Report


Developed in collaboration with the Department of Defense's Office of Family Policy, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture under Award No. 2009-48667-05833.

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