The new recruit has just entered a completely different phase of life in which he immediately becomes extremely insecure. He has no idea what is coming next, and this insecure feeling is so radically different from the security of the average American home that he suffers a considerable amount of anxiety until he is able to make an adequate adjustment to service life. He is no longer allowed to say what he pleases when he feels the urge to do so, and the resulting suppressed emotion often makes him irritable toward his fellow cohorts.
Sharp, William T.
"The New Recruit,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 13
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol13/iss2/9