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A Misinformed Generation According to some studies, Generation X members-born from about 1965 to 1983-were twice as likely to serve in the military as millennials. And baby boomers-born between 1946 and 1964-were six times as likely. (Of course, many of the early boomers served because they were drafted.) Stoneburg and others say a big factor in the millennials' disinclination to serve is their unfamiliarity with the military. Among members of Generation X, 40 percent had a family member who served in the military. For the millennials, it's just about 16 percent, he said. DoD's Joint Advertising, Market Research and Studies (JAMRS) program looked into the unfamiliarity question and reported in February: Among 17-to-35-year-olds, only 49 percent could name all of the military services. And 34 percent didn't know the difference between officers and enlisted personnel, JAMRS found. JAMRS also reported that 67 percent of millennials said military service would likely lead to psychological or emotional problems; 63 percent said it would cause difficulty readjusting to everyday life; and 57 percent said it is likely to result in physical injuries. "Few youth are motivated to serve, and the prime recruiting market is small," JAMRS concluded. After graduation, DuVal was able to continue his Army Reserve service while serving an internship at the Truman National Security Project, a Washington, D.C., think tank. After that, he signed up for a tour with the U.S. mission to NATO. In 2015, he worked full time with his unit on a targeting synchronization and integration team. Staff Sgt. Holly Veit, 25, said she knew when she was in high school that she wanted to join the military. She was influenced by her father, who had a 30-year military career. She opted for the Air Force Reserve because "I wasn't keen on moving every few years," which is typical for members on active duty. Now Veit appreciates an even better benefit. Her job as a full-time air crew flight equipment technician for the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, offers the flexible schedule she needs to care for her 16-month-old daughter. When she has to take time off from work for doctors' appointments, she said, she is able to make up for it by working at night or on weekends. Millennials are seriously misinformed, said Army Reserve Lt. Will DuVal. At 23, DuVal is both a millennial and an intelligence officer in the 152nd Theater Information Operations Group at Camp Parks, California. A graduate of Army ROTC and Santa Clara University, DuVal contends there are plenty of reasons why millennials should embrace military service-especially service in the Reserves. He's quick with a checklist of benefits: pay, college tuition, health care, job security, a chance to strengthen professional development and leadership potential, technical training, an opportunity to learn military tradition, and a chance to be part of something greater than yourself, "to name a few." "I knew I wanted to join the military from a very young age," DuVal said. At first he was thinking of the active-duty Army, but "while in college and enrolled in the ROTC program, I began to understand how much more control I would have over my Army career if I joined the Reserve. That decision allowed me to balance my life between my Army career and other interests." U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret Reserves a Good Career Fit Sgt. Jordan Lepley, a U.S. Army Reserve military police officer with the 317th Military Police Battalion of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, competes in this year's Military Police Command's Best Warrior Competition at Camp Blanding, Florida. Millennials who join the Reserves enjoy a long list of benefits, including college tuition, health care coverage and a host of professional development opportunities. THE OFFICER / FALL 2016 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Officer - Fall 2016

ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
OPENING SHOTS
FEEDBACK
CAPITOL HILL CONNECTION
HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
HEALTH CARE REFORM
SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS
ATTEN-SHUN!
SERVICE MEMBERS’ MENTAL HEALTH IS CRITICAL TO READINESS
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE
NATIONAL SECURITY REPORT
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (M & RA)
ARMY RESERVE
MARINE FORCES RESERVE
NAVY RESERVE
COAST GUARD RESERVE
AIR FORCE RESERVE
RESERVE LIFE
2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
PROUD TO SERVE
DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
BOOK REVIEWS
STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
STARS INDUSTRY NEWS
USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
BOEING’S C-40A CLIPPER JET BRINGS POWER AND SAVINGS TO THE NAVY
STARS BRIEFS
SALVO
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - FEEDBACK
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEARING THE VOICE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - WHAT IT MEANS TO ‘FIGHT’ FOR RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HEALTH CARE REFORM
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - SERVICE MEMBERS LAW CENTER
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - THE MILLENNIAL RESERVIST
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU
The Officer - Fall 2016 - ARMY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - MARINE FORCES RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - NAVY RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - COAST GUARD RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - AIR FORCE RESERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - 2016 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - PROUD TO SERVE
The Officer - Fall 2016 - DEPARTMENT AND CHAPTER NEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - BOOK REVIEWS
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS FOUNDATION PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN SUPPORTING RESERVISTS
The Officer - Fall 2016 - HELPING DEPLOYED RESERVISTS’ CHILDREN SUCCEED AT SCHOOL
The Officer - Fall 2016 - USAA’S CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY GOES ABOVE FOR THOSE WHO GO BEYOND
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - UNITED CONCORDIA’S ACTIVE DUTY DENTAL PROGRAM HELPS PREPARE RESERVE AND GUARD FOR EARLY ACTIVATION
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The Officer - Fall 2016 - STARS BRIEFS
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