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Charlie Mike = Continued Mission

Charlie Mike = Continued Mission

Impressions of Charlie Mike, by Joe Klein

Social service providers of various disciplines have been observing that the Post 9/11 generation of veterans return from military service wanting to still be of service. Among veterans, this phenomenon is known as Charlie Mike, or Continue Mission. Not surprising there has been a book written about Charlie Mike, entitled as such. In all possibility, I may have set myself up to dislike the book. I wanted to like it, I wanted it to be a game changer; and I found myself disinterested and ‘over it’ until the very last chapter. Is this a good book for the general population? Absolutely. Is

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Promising Practices

10. Annual Student-Veteran Focus Groups

10. Annual Student-Veteran Focus Groups

Identify the needs of student veterans by conducting annual focus groups.

Promising Practice

Each campus is different in terms of student populations and their needs. Some campuses have higher numbers of veterans and military family members attending and some only have a few. What works on one campus may not work on another; there is no cookie cutter mold. Therefore it is highly recommended that institutions take the time each year to sit down with their student veterans and listen to their needs. This can be done through formal, or informal, focus groups. By giving the students a chance to express their needs the institution is gaining a more informed perspective

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RAQ

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RAQ

"Thanks for new insights into how to help veterans. VTSC's group activities were eye-openers and very effective in helping recognize the depth of one's own skill-set. "

-Gary Olson