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Sharing the Journey: A Military Spouse Perspective

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[Technical Report, Other]

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Air University Press

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A units command team is the partnership among the commander, the senior noncommissioned officer NCO, and a volunteer lead spouse. As the primary advisor, ambassador, and advocate for the spouses and families of members in the unit, finding the right person to undertake the important role of volunteer lead spouse is one of the most important decisions a commander will make. Once a spouse in the unit decides to take on the role, it can be challenging and incredibly rewarding to navigate working with military leadership, state or local government, base programs and organizations, and other military spouses to take care of families. This book captures words of wisdom collected by Mrs. Dawn Goldfein, spouse of the 21st Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Gen David L. Goldfein over their 37-year career. For command teams that seek to understand and leverage the military spouse network of command, lead, key, and key spouse mentors within their unit or their installation, it offers a treasure trove of useful ideas and stories.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Administration and Management

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[A, Approved For Public Release]