Basics of Veteran Culture

Veterans Cultural Competency

Our Basics of Veteran Culture course is designed for you to be able to accomplish in only a couple hours, without having to leave your own desk!

Our course is broken up into video modules, self-study material, pre-tests, and a final quiz.

In this workshop we cover military history, training, and experiences and how each of these plays into the basic aspects of Veteran culture.

This course will provide the foundation for more advanced discussions regarding trauma among the Veterans community


Military Sexual Trauma

Crisis Intervention

PTSD & Post Traumatic Growth

After completing the course, Social Workers, advocates, and other participants will have a fundamental understanding of various aspects of Military and Veteran culture.



Included as part of this workshop is a downloadable e-book on Veterans Benefits.


(Approval # 886719613-0) for 3 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get Continuing Education Clock Hours for this training?
Yes, this program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886719613-0) for 3 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

Your Instructor

Joshua Penner
Joshua Penner

Joshua Penner is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Iraq War, having served from 2004-2011. While still in the Marines, Josh completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. During this time Josh began working intensely with Veterans throughout Washington State, helping them to navigate and advocating for them within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), and any other system that Veterans came in contact with.

Josh has developed Veterans resources and programs in Mental Health, Legal Services, Higher Education, and Disability Advocacy. He has developed and partnered with other providers on curricula for Veterans program providers including, Veterans benefits and Military Sexual Trauma. Josh provides professional training to a number of organizations on topics including: Veterans Resources, Case Management, Building Relationships with Veterans, and Trauma Informed Care/Crisis Intervention Training.

In 2011, Josh was elected as a City Councilman for the City of Orting, WA where he resides. In 2014, Josh's fellow council members honored him by electing him the deputy Mayor of Orting for 2015.