Disenfranchised Grief in Gold Star Families

Combat Stress Magazine: Summer/Fall 2022
Volume 11, Number 2

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Editor’s Message
By Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS

COVID Players: Charting the Course
By LTC (Ret) Charlie Bass, MD, PhD

Disenfranchised Grief in Gold Star Military Families
By COL Paul T. Bartone, MSC (Ret), PhD and Kenneth Doka, PhD

Combat Stress Commentary: HR3967/S3373 PACT Act
By COL (Ret) DJ Reyes, US Army

Diagnostic and Treatment Complexities of Combat Stress
By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, BCPPC, FAIS

Mindful Minute
By Ron Rubenzer, EdD, MA, MPH, MSE, FAIS

Understanding a Shooting in Texas
By Robert B. (Scott) Kuhnen

The Stuff of War
By United States Marine Corps Veteran and Police Officer Joey R.

Let Them Heal
By Marla Friedman, PsyD

Editor In Chief

Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS
AIS President

Editor

Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army

Contributing Editors

Josh Briley, PhD, FAIS
Reverend Charles Grantham, PhD, MSH, FAIS, APF
Jeff Jernigan, PhD, LPC, BCCPC, FAIS
Tom McMurtry, DAIS
John H. Thurman, Jr. M.Div., MA
Richard Young, PhD, FAIS

Managing Editor

Kathy Schoop

Creative Director

Michael McMahon

AIS Combat Stress Board

Chaired by Colonel Platoni, the role of this board is to develop initiatives and communications to serve the stress management needs of Service Members and Veterans.

Chair: Kathy Platoni, PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army, COL/Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces,
Dayton SWAT, Editor, Combat Stress magazine

Richard S. Biehl, MA, FAIS, Police Chief (Ret), Dayton, Ohio

Brian S. Earthman MD, FAIS, Psychiatrist, MAJ (Ret), US Army Reserves, Medical Director, EPI, Inc.

Dave Fair, PhD, D Min. CMC, FAIS, Certified Master Chaplain, President ChaplainUSA, Senior Chaplain, Brown County, Office of Emergency Management

Charlie Bass, MD, PhD, FAIS, LTC (Ret), U.S. Army, Veteran of OIF/OEF

Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD, DAAPM, FAIS, Pain and Stress Specialist, US Navy Contractor (Ret), President, The American Institute of Stress

Combat Stress Magazine

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