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Once a Warrior- Always a Warrior
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  Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home.
If you are a service member, veteran, government worker, or contractor who has ever  deployed to a war zone, or their spouse, partner, or family member, then this book is for you.  
"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 U.S. Senator from Georgia, former Administrator of the Veterans Administration, decorated wounded
combat veteran of the Vietnam War
Charles W. Hoge, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Charles Hoge
Serving in a war zone changes everyone . . .  
And, returning home can be even more challenging. In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Charles Hoge explains how transitioning home from combat requires learning how to dial up or down the warrior responses, depending on the circumstances.

What medical professionals label as symptoms are, in fact, valuable combat survival skills, skills that may also be useful in civilian life. Once a Warrior - Always a Warrior explains how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.

Charles Hoge is a nationally-known expert on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions. Dr. Hoge's expertise spans psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy, and infectious diseases. His articles in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association are the most frequently cited medical articles about the impact of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


An engaging presenter, Charles Hoge is frequently called upon to provide expert testimony about war-related mental health issues and traumatic brain injury. Over the years, he has testified before the U.S. Senate (Armed Services Committee) and the House of Representatives (Veteran Affairs Committee, Health Subcommittee).

Hundreds of interviews on camera, radio, and in print have established Dr. Hoge as the go-to person for thought-provoking insights about combat survival skills in the war zone and home-front alike. Major news organizations such as NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, C-SPAN, NPR, Reuters, AP News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, and USA Today rely on his clear, direct, and helpful input.

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