According to a 2015 report on careercast.com, enlisted military personnel have the second most stressful occupation in the United States. I wrote an article this past December about the stress of deployed Sailors during the holidays and the CareerCast team looked at ways to actually quantify job stressors in order to come to the second place conclusion of stressed military members. The report covered four “Core Criteria” of the general categories that are an aspect of every job: environment, income, outlook, and stress. The data used to evaluate each job came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a part of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Sailors from Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, were interviewed and surveyed to weigh in on the stressors of the military lifestyle.
“As we conclude our homecycle, we have to go through a reintegration,” said Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd class Jerle Black. “You haven’t seen your loved ones for seven months and you have to get back into a mindset of being a family again. Out here on deployment, its just you to take care of, you get to lose yourself in work and just live day-to-day. Its stressful being on deployment, of course, but its also equally as stressful coming back home from deployment to live a normalized life again.”
Listen to more interviews in the video above. For more information about VP-9, check out www.vp9.navy.mil.