In this episode, I review the 10 reasons why the US Space Force needs its own corp of civilian and uniformed social workers.
Reason #10: Elton John’s “Rocket Man” song makes a strong case for the need for professionals that understand the difficulties of working in outer space.
Reasons 5-9: are social work issues that are specifically identified in the song “Rocket Man”
9) Spousal issues
8) Social isolation
7) Quality of child care services
6) Lack of child care services
5) Identity issues of the military
Reason #5: Counseling in Space (tied with identity issues)
Reason #4: Galactic diversity
Reason #3: Space trauma & recovery services
Reason #2: The Air Force is busy enough taking care of its own force
Reason #1: Social workers are great problem solvers and having this expertise will only increase the success and future mission of the US Space Force.