AUSA Our Leaders' challenge: Taking care of Soldiers and Families in an Era of Persistent Conflict

By Paul PrinceOctober 12, 2011

WASHTINGTON (Oct. 12, 2011)-- The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter
Chiarelli hosted a Family forum session Oct. 10, to educate and increase
awareness among Soldiers and Army Family members of the unique challenges
facing the force as we prepare to transition from a war time Army to a peace
time Army.  Discussion addressed Resetting the Army's Readiness, Health
Promotion and Risk Reduction, Transitioning Soldiers to Civilians and
Sustaining the Reserves and Army National Guard. Any member of the Army
Family in attendance was able to ask questions that addressed issues Army
Families are facing in light of the issues discussed in the forum. Members
of the panel shown is this photo are Dr. Fernando O. Rivera, representing
the Veterans Administration, Gen. Chiarelli, and Dr. Kathleen Chard,
director of the PTSD and Anxiety Disorders Division at the Cincinnati VA
Medical Center.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – WASHTINGTON (Oct. 12, 2011)-- The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli hosted a Family forum session Oct. 10, to educate and increase awareness among Soldiers and Army Family members of the unique challenges facing the force as we prepare to transition from a war time Army to a peace time Army. Discussion addressed Resetting the Army's Readiness, Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Transitioning Soldiers to Civilians and Sustaining the Reserves and Army National Guard. Any member of the Army Family in attendance was able to ask questions that addressed issues Army Families are facing in light of the issues discussed in the forum. Members of the panel shown is this photo are Dr. Fernando O. Rivera, representing the Veterans Administration, Gen. Chiarelli, and Dr. Kathleen Chard, director of the PTSD and Anxiety Disorders Division at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. (Photo Credit: Paul Prince) VIEW ORIGINAL