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Sample Statement Introduction: Military Social Work

A middle-aged African-American woman, a very hard worker and a highly responsible professional, I have spent many years in health care management. I want very much at this critical juncture in my professional advancement to make a career change to the area of social work because for many years now, I have closely observed, investigated, and come to very much appreciate the critical role that is filled by the social worker in our society. As a veteran who very much enjoyed her time in the military, I am also a patriot who sees no greater good or more important social priority than the care of our military personnel, veterans, and their families. This is why UXX is my first choice for graduate study because of my profound appreciation for your special MSW track of Military Social Work.

My understanding of the social work profession and its core values suggests that the safety net that we seek to provide for all of our people in America, looking after vulnerable families and their children in particular, is something that we have a special duty to provide to military families with parents generally separated from their spouses and children for over a year at a time, and numerous complex burdens that we ask our military families to bear in order to protect the freedom of us all. I hope very much to be admitted to your distinguished program at UXX so that I may have the opportunity to become a professional who specializes in the well being of America’s military families. I am especially pleased that UXX even hosts its own Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families.


Military Social Work MSW Personal Statement of Purpose

Sample 1st Paragraph for the MSW Degree, Veterans, PTSD

I want to earn the MSW Degree as a foundation for becoming a recognized expert in the area of PTSD. I am especially interested in doing research in the future and publishing my work concerning military veterans who suffer from PTSD and who have also had traumatic childhoods. As a 25-year military veteran and someone who has worked extensively in Washington DC with the Disability Evaluation System, I feel that I have unique qualifications to undertake research in this area and to make important contributions to our developing understanding of the roots and development of PTSD. My inspiration for lifelong study in this area is also inspired by my own quite difficult childhood and the struggle that I have had throughout my lifetime to heal these wounds.