Understanding the importance of life mission when advising soldiers
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2012
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New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education
Special Issue: Beyond Training: The Rise of Adult Education in the Military
Volume 2012, Issue 136, pages 65–75, Winter 2012
How to Cite
Wilson, K. and Smith, N. (2012), Understanding the importance of life mission when advising soldiers. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012: 65–75. doi: 10.1002/ace.20036
- Issue published online: 11 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 11 DEC 2012
Most military students take college courses in order to be promotable, learn a new skill, and/or transition into civilian life. This chapter describes the difference between viewing advising through a transient lens (addressing only the immediate needs of enrollment and program completion) and a permanent lens (planning long-term career and personal aspirations).