"Once a Warrior: Wired for Life" is a must read for any soldier returning from combat, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. As a Military Chaplain I have used this book extensively making it available to both returning service men and women and their spouses. --Book Review by Chaplain David J. Fair, Ph.D.
I wish I had read this book decades ago so I could have better prepared myself for civilian work and home life. It is a constant struggle dealing with the civies who do not relate to the morals, humor and mindset of the tight, warrior culture. Rather than ask the outside world to understand, the book explains how the former soldier can recognize what they are feeling is normal and how to fit back into civilian life. My most valuable take away from Dr. Cantrell and Chuck Dean's book was how to re-write a military resume to match a civilian job. It made so much common sense and explained many lost opportunities. Whether peacetime or active duty, "Once a Warrior: Wired for Life" is a valuable tool for people who are leaving the military. --(Sgt.) Doug Setter, BSc.
About the Author
The authors of best-selling, Down Range: To Iraq and Back , Dr. Bridget Cantrell and Vietnam Veteran Chuck Dean, have teamed up once again to take you on the next step in the process of coming home when your tour of duty is over. Bridget C. Cantrell, Ph.D. writes and travels extensively around the globe teaching and conducting workshops for our current military personnel and their families. She focuses on pre and post deployment issues, Combat Operational Stress (COS), and all transitional challenges that our Armed Forces are continually confronted with. Her workshops have been given in both the European and Pacific duty assignments, and her timely books are utilized throughout all branches of the service and veterans organizations. Dr. Cantrell is the President/CEO of Hearts Toward Home International, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and reintegration of trauma survivors. Her home base is in the Pacific Northwest.