Know Our Vets
InfographicDownload: I Am a Post-9/11 Veteran
Over the next five years, more than one million post-9/11 servicemen and women will transition out of the military. Research shows a civilian-military divide: 71% of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing post-9/11 veterans. And veterans agree: 84% say that the public has “little awareness” of the issues facing them and their families.
That divide makes transition a challenge for veterans as well as the employers who want to hire them, the universities that want to educate them, and the families and communities that want to reintegrate them.
The Bush Institute is committed to the responsibility we face as a Nation to know and understand our vets.
November 11, 2014
My America: Navigating the Post-9/11 Veteran Landscape
As my military service comes to an end, I see a range of possibilities and a host of new challenges. Many of my peers will transition with relative ease to the civilian world. We’ve overcome a host of daunting obstacles throughout our military careers, developing a set of strengths and talents often unique to our population, so establishing new patterns, learning new systems, and determining the right education and the right profession to pursue are challenges we are eager to face head-on.