G-1, Human Resources Policy Directorate
Supporting Soldiers, Families & Civilians – Active, Guard, Reserve and Retired
3 September 2008
You are a twenty four year old, active duty Specialist. You are three months into your first deployment to theater. Your husband of three years sends you a text message requesting a divorce. He ends the message with, “…I am sorry…I didn’t expect to fall in love with someone else.”
You are talking to a fellow NCO about this situation.
She does not know:
1. Your husband has a history of being unfaithful.
2. Your husband previously requested a divorce. In response, you attempted suicide.
You composed a text message to your husband stating that you will die if he divorces you.
You are now having thoughts of killing yourself using your rifle.
In talking with your fellow NCO you state, “My husband wants to divorce me; I can’t stand being here; If I were home, I could change his mind.”
Scenario #3 – Deployed Female