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A Soldiers Journey and Battle for Moral Redemption

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[Technical Report, Research Paper]

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To preserve military manpower and reduce the debilitating impact of moral injury on soldiers and families, the United States Army must provide training and recovery programs to ensure soldiers understand the difference between PTSD and moral injury, what spiritual fitness is, and identify the triggers and decisions that may cause moral injury. Upon experiencing atraumatic event during a deployment, a soldier must be able to return home, confident in knowing that there are treatment and recovery programs available to help them treatment programs and trained professionals that can help soldiers battle the internal conflict of moral injury and remain combat effective. Despite the shame, anger, and guilt that some soldiers feel after they have returned from a deployment, there are civilian programs that the US Army should implement such as the Brite Divinity School Center Soul Repair that address the issues of moral injury and provide seminars and instruction on how to recover.

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  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]