Robert B. “Abe” Abrams
Robert B. “Abe” Abrams General, US Army Retired
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"This book is must read for any military leader serving today regardless of rank. Corie Weathers has done a magnificent job researching in great detail the generational differences that make up our force, and then overlaying on top of them the effects of the 20 year Global War on Terror, resourcing decisions/cuts over time and the subsequent impacts on soldiers and families. Written through the eyes of a mental health clinician and Army spouse who has treated hundreds of soldiers and couples who have struggled to keep it all together as they have lived the highest of highs and lowest of lows of Army life. This book exposes the impacts of poorly crafted policy, legislation and local Command policies and how they have had an oversized effect on an all-volunteer force—Corie speaks truth to power which leaders should heed the warnings. Corie offers recommendations and thoughtful suggestions along the way, including a resounding reminder of what the 26th CSA was fond of telling audiences: “People are not in the Army, people ARE the Army.” This book should be mandatory reading for anyone going into Battalion or Brigade Command (or other service equivalent), General Officers, DOD political appointees and Members of Congress and their professional staffs."
Mac Thornberry
Mac ThornberryFormer Chairman of House Armed Services Committee
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"The bedrock of American national security -- and the American way of life -- are the men and women who serve in our military and their families. No one has greater insight into what’s really happening and the challenges they face than does Corie Weathers. Corie takes her own advice: She “listens to the story” and has done so over 15 years as a mental health clinician and spouse of an Army Chaplain. She is on the front lines of the well-being of those who serve and those who are dearest to them. In this book, Corie tells the story of a proud but weary force and their families. With grace and honesty, she takes a thoughtful look at cultural shifts – generational, technological, and societal -- that provide real challenges. Corie gives a clear-eyed diagnosis and a thoughtful, helpful guide for us all, recognizing that culture is in many ways the most important aspect of any group of people working together for a common purpose. If you are currently serving, have served, or care about those who do, this book is worthy reading to help better understand the trials and complexities of our most precious resource in national security."
Steve Leonard
Steve Leonard@DoctrineMan
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"Military culture is an often discussed but rarely understood element of our national defense posture. It is a complex, multi-faceted web of intersecting communities, interests, and sub-cultures that define a part of our society that stand at the ready to defend our nation in times of crisis. But just as broader cultural shifts impart change on our society, similar seismic shifts tear at the fabric of our armed forces. In Military Culture Shift, author and mental health clinician Corie Weathers explores how these shifts are impacting servicemembers and their families and what this means for morale, retention, and leadership. Military Culture Shift is a phenomenal study of a vital segment of our society caught in the midst of generational change, reeling from two decades of war, and facing down the greatest threat to our national security in more than three decades."
Edward A. Gutiérrez
Edward A. Gutiérrezdirector of the Center for Military History and Grand Strategy, Hillsdale College
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Ms. Weathers’s book provides invaluable insight into understanding American military culture. The problem is not the warrior, it is society. Her project is a Herculean task, but Ms. Weathers provides us with the essential way forward—which is one our entire society must take together.
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Corie Weathers, LLC, NCC​

Military Clinical Consultant, Author, & Speaker

Owner, Lifegiver Consulting & Coaching

Corie Weathers, licensed professional counselor (LPC), is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and author of the award-winning book Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage. Corie has focused her career for the last 20 years as a clinician specializing in marriage, military and first responders, the service culture, and its impact on families.

She has traveled to Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf to visit troops and report on deployment conditions with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and has taught service families across the globe.

Corie consults on military culture, produces content through interviews and videos, and facilitates transformative and productive workshops and retreats for service members and families on how to live, lead, find purpose, and build relationships using their natural talents.

Subject Matter Expert on Military Family Culture

Corie pairs her clinical expertise of 15 years working with military families with decades of research to consult as a subject matter expert on the evolving military family culture through her consulting business, Lifegiver.

Corie can help evaluate your program effectiveness, offer key recommendations for achieving impact with service families, develop leaders, and work internally as a concierge consultant for leaders and teams.

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