Long-term Outcomes of Military Service in Aging and the Life Course: A Positive Re-envisioning.

  title={Long-term Outcomes of Military Service in Aging and the Life Course: A Positive Re-envisioning.},
  author={Avron S. Spiro and Richard A. Settersten and Carolyn M. Aldwin},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={56 1},
Most research on military service focuses on its short-term negative consequences, especially the mental and physical injuries of those deployed in warzones. However, studies of long-term outcomes reveal surprisingly positive effects of military service--both those early in adulthood that grow over time and others that can emerge later in life. These multidomain effects have been found in veterans of World War II and the Korean War and are now being seen in veterans of the Vietnam War. Although… CONTINUE READING
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