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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / Success
  • Language:English
  • Pages:89
  • eBook ISBN:9781612540634

Camouflage to Pinstripes

Learning to Thrive in Civilian Culture

by Dr. Sydney M. Savion

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Overview
Camouflage to Pinstripes: Learning to Thrive in Civilian Culture explores the major life change of exiting the military and returning to civilian culture as a psychological process. This book, based on research and derived from real people’s experiences, shepherds readers through the process of navigating changes in culture, identity, awareness, and self-renewal. It will help individuals make the most of this period of time and leverage the lessons learned from others. The title phrase “camouflage to pinstripes” denotes more than doffing a uniform and donning a suit; it is a metaphor for a gradual journey of surrendering a beloved lifestyle and profession and thriving in a new culture.
Description
You have probably selected this book because you or someone you love is still searching for a checklist, signpost, or a simple understanding of the steps needed to successfully assimilate into the civilian way of life. Because let’s face it: the culture, the life, and the institution of the military are anything but mainstream. The title phrase “camouflage to pinstripes” denotes more than doffing a uniform and donning a suit; it is a metaphor for a gradual journey of surrendering a beloved lifestyle and profession and thriving in a new culture. This book is intended to heighten your awareness about the mental and emotional struggle you will face as a result of this change in culture and to provide insights for traversing the process of surrendering the old life.
About the author
Dr. Sydney M. Savion holds a doctorate of education from George Washington University in Washington, DC, with a focus on human and organizational learning. Her interest in life transition was born out of studying the interrelationships, actions, and reactions of individuals, organizations, and communities in order to understand and help them define and solve their problems. Dr. Savion retired as a commissioned officer after twenty years of distinguished reserve and active service in the United States Air Force. Dr. Savion lives in the Hill Country of Texas and rejuvenates on the pure beaches of St. John, USVI.

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