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Assimilation To Military Culture Analysis

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Veterans’ have become very strong representatives of America’s culture. Being a veteran means to serve the country by willing to give up their lives for the sake of this country. However, patriotism for their country is not enough to fulfill the emptiness veterans experience once deployment. Military training methods focusses on the removal of self-identity by replacing it with a warfare identity. Although soldiers have come from diverse cultural backgrounds, the one thing they ultimately share is the assimilation to military culture. One of the primary goals of the boot camp, the training ground for all military personal, it to socialize recruits by stripping them of their civilian identity and replacing it with a military identity. (Gennep,
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