Commentary: Making Meaning of Service and the Military Experience


  • Vivian Greentree is cofounder and director of research and policy at Blue Star Families. A U.S. Navy veteran and military spouse, her research focuses on civic engagement, public service motivation, and military family community policy. She was recently named a Daily Point of Light by the Points of Light Institute for her volunteer work and has appeared as an expert on panels, conferences, and symposia around the country. She and her family are currently experiencing their fi fth deployment. E-mail:

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