Mary Edwards Wertsch

Author and expert on military brat identity



This is just a selection of the many sites of interest to military brats.

The Military Brat Registry was founded by Army brat Marc Curtis in 1996. This actively-maintained site provides many cultural-connection events and activities for brats. It is possible to register one's information in case friends from the past are looking for you, do your own searches for long-lost brat pals, sign up for "Every Brat Has A Story" cruises and other events, buy brat-related books and products, donate to non-profits that provide support to military families, and more. The emphasis is on connection to other brats, sharing stories, and deepening the understanding of our common roots.

This is the site for the first documentary film ever created about the military brat experience. Donna Musil, Army brat, is the filmmaker, and the film is based on the book Military Brats by Mary Edwards Wertsch.  DVDs and videos can be purchased, and arrangements made for showings.

Military brat Glenn Greenwood has compiled (and continually updates) an alphabetical listing of famous military brats.

This site, created by Brice Royer in 2007, is an open forum and grassroots web community for everyone who has spent at least part of their childhood negotiating very different cultures.    To find out more about the term "third culture kid" (TCK) and to understand how the term applies to every military brat, whether or not he or she ever lived outside the continental U.S., visit this very lively and informative site.

This is the home page of Ruth Van Reken, an author and  key leader in the movement for greater understanding of individuals who grow up adapting to different cultures but not feeling fully a part of any.

Overseas Brats was founded in 1986 by Army brat Joe Condrill. It is an organization and magazine for those who attended American overseas schools and their educators. It provides info on how to find classmates, and creates opportunities for social reunions of more than 240 overseas alumni groups.

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