"...that can break those with a traditional military background."
Whoa! Where did that come from? Isn't that contrast an out-of-bounds leap in context?
I take nothing away from Mr.Moore. I am sure everything you write about him-- to say the least-- is true. I, too, respect his humble understatement. And, I confess, my criticism may be invalid, because it is not objective, because I am a veteran.
For how it is or is not relevant, I recall a former captive of the PRV speaking of keeping his skull together by mentally writing blueprints of a house.