Praise for Once a Warrior — Always a Warrior

“There’s combat. Then, there’s the rest of your life. We need survival skills
for each battle zone. This is the guide to surviving the war back here.
We all need it. A hell of a book. The lucky get it.”

Max Cleland, former United States Senator from Georgia, former Administrator of the Veterans Administration, decorated wounded
combat veteran of the Vietnam War 

I’ve never met a mental health professional who ‘gets it’ as well as Colonel Charles Hoge. He’s done the research, he’s been shoulder-to-shoulder with warriors, and he’s woven it together in language that is real and resonant.”

Nate Self, former Army Ranger Captain, author, Two Wars:
One Hero’s Fight on Two Fronts—Abroad and Within

John Denver’s lyrics about coming home to a place you’ve never been before sums up this book. A brilliant guide, and very much needed now.”

Gordon R. Roberts, Medal of Honor recipient

Dr. Hoge possesses the rare gift of being able to translate the science from published research into the language of the warrior…should be required reading for mental health professionals… it will help them strike the right chord with those they serve, even if they have not walked in their boots.”

James B. Peake, MD, Former Secretary of Veteran Affairs (2007-2009), 40th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, decorated combat veteran

…a user-friendly guide to issues this generation faces in the long wars of Iraq and Afghanistan…This book and the skills within it can serve as a first step in a journey toward resilience and positive growth.”

Steve Robinson, SFC (Retired), Army Ranger, Veteran Advocate

Of all the victimizing crap out there regarding what real warriors experience in battle, Dr. Hoge’s deeply researched work stands a breed apart from anything in this genre…Just as every warrior should drink water and clean their rifle in battle, every returning veteran should pack this book as they continue their journey home.”

Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, author, House to House: An Epic Memoir of War

Dr. Hoge…tells us two things: there are good reasons why it is hard to adjust to “normal” life after combat, and understanding those reasons empowers us and makes us more likely to succeed at adjusting and integrating combat experiences into a healthy psychological and emotional life.”

Gabriel Ledeen, Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps,
2-tour Iraq Combat Veteran, Senior Fellow, Vets for Freedom

Finally, a respected military leader and mental health professional brings a no-bullshit, common-sense approach to the discussions on combat stress, resilience and warrior adaptations.”

Dan Taslitz, former Reconnaissance Marine, Iraq combat veteran

True to his word, Charles Hoge ‘cuts to the chase,’ gets rid of as much jargon as possible, and provides warriors with a comprehensive, accessible and sophisticated no-nonsense survival manual regarding post-deployment transition and readjustment.”

Matthew J. Friedman MD, PhD, Executive Director, National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veterans Affairs; Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

Colonel Hoge is one of the leading experts on the psychological challenges of modern warfare, who has carried out research now known around the world. More importantly, he is also a fount of common sense.”

Professor Simon Wessely, Vice Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Director, King’s Centre for Military Health Research,Weston Education Centre, King’s College London

“Psychiatrists and psychologists learn a great deal from their combat veteran patients. The question is, how much do they learn from us that is of practical value in dealing with the challenges they face? Unfortunately, too often the answer is not enough. This marvelous self-help book goes a long way toward filling this gap.”

Roger K. Pitman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Retired U.S. Navy and VA psychiatrist

Once a Warrior — Always a Warrior is the answer to the question “Where can I get great advice to help me adjust to returning home?” The book is fact-filled, authoritative, and immensely practical. It is a must read for returning military personnel, their families and friends, and anyone who provides care to active duty personnel and veterans.”

Murray B. Stein, MD, MPH, Professor of Psychiatry and Family & Preventive Medicine, UCSD, Staff Psychiatrist, VA San Diego Healthcare System and Naval Medical Center San Diego

By relying on combat experience and the latest research, this book is relevant, sensible, and easy-to-read. A much-needed guide for helping those who have fought and their families.”

Richard A. Bryant, PhD, Scientia Professor & ARC Laureate Fellow School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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