Faculty, CSU, Chico Political Science Department
John Crosby served 20 years of active duty as a Major in the U.S. Army. During that time he was stationed in the U.S. and around the world – 14 postings in all. He now teaches Political Science courses at CSU, Chico. His presentation is the first in a series called Veteran Voices, designed to have veterans share about what the military is actually like. Crosby’s view is balanced – he describes the good, the bad, and the ugly of military service. Along the way, he addresses such questions as why people join the military and military values, such as the code of conduct for U.S. armed forces. Crosby also points out military issues that tend to be in the news, including post-traumatic stress disorder, veteran suicides (22 per day), the VA, and the GI bill. He also points out ways to access international service opportunities that are not military in nature, including the Peace Corps, non-government organizations, and teaching abroad.
Recorded: February 3, 2016