The Veteran’s Experience and Military Culture with Elizabeth Barrs
Literature, history, movies, and other media often perpetuate the veteran in stereotype – brave hero, troubled youth, skillful warrior, apathetic killer, or unflappable leader. Elizabeth Barrs, an army combat veteran and instructor of Veterans Studies, explores the real experiences of the American veteran in combat and in peacetime. She discusses military life as well as the historical and current military culture that helps to shape how veterans relate to society. The discussion also explores the experiences of military families and the contemporary challenges and triumphs of veterans as well as what our society is doing to address those challenges.
Elizabeth Barrs is a retired army officer and instructor of Veterans Studies.