Article in OutServe Magazine

I wrote an article for the most current issue of OutServe Magazine entitled “Service to Country, Service to Family”. There’s an excerpt below, but you can read the entire article here.

As members of the military know, a single year will often be packed with changes that most civilians can’t begin to imagine. Deployments, transfers, duty assignments, and even colleagues change for us with a regularity that would make the average person’s head spin. We are conditioned to accept change as a constant, and although we can become accustomed to it, our families often bear the burden of keeping the pace.

Our families will continue to be transferred, deployed, and challenged by change that is constant in our service. We must step up, speak out, and do whatever we can for equality. We will never eliminate the hardships we and our families face, but we can—and must—continue to work towards a goal of taking care of our families, so we may serve our country with the focus and dedication that the nation requires of us.

Author: Matthew

I'm a Marine officer studying Material Logistics Support Management at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. I like to talk and write about all kinds of things: politics, religion, atheism, cars, motorcycles, sailing, books, movies, and anything else that strikes my fancy. The views expressed here are my own, and are in no way intended to represent the United States Marine Corps, Department of Defense or any of its components.

2 thoughts on “Article in OutServe Magazine”

  1. ❤ this. I've been a military spouse for almost 13 years; we've been blessed with commands that welcom families, but I know that not all commands are supportive. Finding friends can make a big difference, too…

    If Ben ever needs a military spouse to rant/vent/cry/rage to, he'll find a receptive ear here. He's signed up for quite a challenge…it's SO rewarding, though! ❤

  2. I was wondering about some of those things. You guys are facing challenges/stresses that civilian same-gender spouses tend not to have in the anything like the same degree. I’m glad to learn you have military families who are supportive. Hugs to you and Ben!

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