Successful reintegration of every Warfighter.
A world where Warfighters are fully restored through a non-medical process.
1. Honor & Integrity
We are committed to a tireless and honest effort to reduce the rate of post-deployment suffering and suicide.
2. Force Multiplication
We aspire to transform every graduate of The ADVANCE™ into alumni who are subject matter experts and “force multipliers” - capable of spreading the word and lifting up other Warfighters, moving them beyond the trauma of war. Warfighters, like all human beings, are growth oriented, and benefit when they are contributing to the growth and well-being of others.
3. Commitment to the Warfighter
After a careful analysis of the risk-benefit ratio, we reject all “mental illness” labels for the Warfighter and, likewise, reject the use or usefulness of psychiatric medications in the process of Warfighter reintegration. We acknowledge the devastating implications of these labels and "treatments" for traumatized individuals in general.
4. Commitment to Knowledge
We are committed to providing every Warfighter with empowerment and knowledge through education and training, including the knowledge required for fully informed consent to mental health care. We reject the medical model for emotional, moral, and spiritual trauma and therefore the use of “treatment” to “cure” operational stress. This includes the DSM classification system and all medical language as a means to label, classify, or describe Warfighter reintegration.
5. Commitment to Outcome
We are committed to allowing our Warfighters to define their own successful outcomes.