"I've never talked to someone who's done social work in the military," said Tanous. "It's something I've only read about in books. This is what I could do potentially so it was great to hear it firsthand."
Martha Ortmann, professor of sociology at UNH, has made the social work issues of the military the forefront of her classes. She used "Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America's Returning Troops" by Ilona Meagher to illustrate the need for social workers in and around the military. According to Ortmann, the need is stronger than ever.