Jonathan Shay

Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D. is a staff psychiatrist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Boston since 1987, where his only patients have been combat veterans with severe psychological injuries. Between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2005, he was Chair of Ethics, Leadership, and Personnel Policy in the Office of the US Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, and earlier was Visiting Scholar-at-Large at the US Naval War College (2001) and performed the Commandant of the Marine Corps Trust Study (1999-2000). He is the author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character (1994) and of Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming (2002). The latter has a Foreword authored jointly by US Senators John McCain and Max Cleland. Best contact:

Dr. Shay delivered a lecture on October 15, 2003 for the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire titled, "Achilles and Odysseus Today: What Homer Can Tell Us About Military Leadership."

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