Excellent article and very much appreciated the use of a tribal story to depict the energies, both positive and negative that may exist in a service member returning from a deployment. My concern is this - the article frames itself around the potential of the "bad wolf" coming into play after a service member returns from a deployment. Of course, this is possible, but the exceptionally brilliant and caring writer does not even mention the potential of the "good wolf" being fed by a deployment. My experience has shown that many elements of a good wolf tend to grow and apprecite as a service member evolves during and post a deployment. That food includes: trust of others, especially battle buddies, loyality to an organization and to its leaders, caring for others in a way that mos genreally does not exist between people in the workplace back at home, in the private or governmental sector, compasion for those that are in need during a deployment and perhaps a host of other positive foods that peoples placed close together in a stressful, dangerous and demanding environment move to to exist in a positive way.
I look forward to future writings of this author, as I see a depth of character and someone that does care, but may not have had the opporunity to live through a deployment and gain the insights of this good wolf.