Basecamp – Guests: Mark Otto and Michelle Rosenfeld

Episode Excerpt:

“PTS is a topic that comes up often. The spectrum of what veterans need in this generation is a lot broader than it used to be. Of course you are going to have people that need to handle their PTS and there are non-profits that are playing such a relevant role such as HeadStrong. On the other end of the spectrum, you have veterans that finish up their service, come to New York or go back home and wind up going to top grad schools, get top executive positions, start their own business, or become very successful contractors. The spectrum of needs is much broader these days than it used to be. I learned this from Doug McGowan our Chairman and friend he made the point that Post Tramatic Stress isn’t a disorder it’s a natural reaction. His term is Post Traumatic Strength – if you handle it correctly and have the right support then that stress you have undergone is going to be a muscle, a source of strength for you and it really depends on how you handle it, which is why it’s good that people are so open about it opposed to 20 or 30 or 40 years ago.”

-Dan McSweeney

Topics Covered

  • Issues of PTS that are prevalent in the Veterans community
  • Life as Post 9/11 vets and millennial veterans
  • Military background of Mark Otto and life as a veteran
  • Anecdotes of the Panama Invasion and Desert Storm

Listen to the most recent episode of Basecamp, the UWVC radio show where we take an in-depth look at veterans issues. It airs live on WPAT AM930 every other Wednesday at 6:00pm. The show is hosted by Ralph Romeo with UWVC President Dan McSweeney as moderator.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017.


Mark Otto, UWVC
Michelle Slonim, UWVC





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