A MULTIMEDIA DOCUMENTARY PROJECT ON THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION: THE LAST GENERATION TO REMEMBER A TIME WITHOUT THE INTERNET.
Today's podcast is part one of a two-part conversation between Captain Rajiv Srinivasan and Fortnight Editor Samantha Hinds. Part one focuses on the average American civilian's misperception of military service.
Rajiv, 25-year-old veteran of the War in Afghanistan, adamantly opposes cultural reverence towards those of service status based on "charity." Describing a jarring recent moment of mistaken identity, Rajiv illustrates a "wall" between soldiers, and the people they serve. He asserts his need to educate fellow Americans who are ignorant of the basic nomenclature of military operations—and, of the critical function of rank structures to his vocation.
Previous dialogues in this Fortnight series include Post-Traumatic, a podcast on the psychological stress of readjusting to civilian life; and Fitness & Strain, a podcast on Rajiv's physical changes during, and after combat.