To bridge the gap between the military and society, try this grass roots approach

To bridge the gap between the military and society, try this grass roots approach

Lt Col Chris Heatherly, USA for Foreign Policy

I recommend the military adopt the same approach on the home front, namely empowering every soldier as an ambassador charged to routinely engage with their civilian counterparts on a local level.

This is a really effective strategy. I recently gave a talk to the local tech community here about the civil/military divide. The response was uniformly positive. I could tell that it was the first time in many people’s lives that they had ever actually met someone serving in the military. More on this to follow in a future blog post.