Understanding Military Homecoming After Deployment podcast

About this Episode

Homecoming and reintegration after deployment can be challenging for military couples. Understanding the factors that contribute to the resilience of returning service members and at-home partners during the transition is essential for attracting and retaining our military personnel.  In this podcast Leanne shares about a research project that evaluated how military couple’s mental health and romantic relationship dynamics predict their difficulty with reintegration.

Guest Bio

woman with white jacket and blue shirtLeanne K. Knobloch (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison) is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. Her research examines how people communicate during times of transition, including how military families navigate the deployment cycle and how romantic couples cope with depression. Her work has been honored by the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award from the National Communication Association, the Biennial Article Award from the International Association for Relationship Research, and the University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois.

Additional materials, podcasts and blogs

Staying Connected During Deployment – Podcast by Leanne K. Knobloch

Staying Connected During Deployment – Blog by Leanne K. Knobloch


This material is based on work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense Award Number 2015-48770-24368.

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