Accession Number : AD1020234


Title :   A Case Study Investigation into Creating a Joint Physical Evaluation Board


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States


Personal Author(s) : Blanchford,Elizabeth K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020234.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : In 2007, in the wake of the investigations of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Congress showed increased interest in the proper care of our nations military members, especially those who were wounded, ill or injured. The Department of Defense (DoD) Disability Evaluation System (DES) drew further scrutiny by Congress as a result of numerous complaints that the Services were inconsistently rating Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines with similar injuries. On January 28, 2008, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law by President George W. Bush. This Wounded Warrior legislation instituted a number of critical changes to the DES process. First, it required the DoD and the Veterans Administration (VA) to integrate the current DES into a single streamlined process, better serving the veterans and saving the DoD money. Second, it mandated the establishment of a joint PDBR created to review, upon appeal, veterans cases with medical conditions for individuals with a disability rating 20% or less and, consequently, were ineligible to retire when medically discharged.


Descriptors :   case studies , department of defense , legislation , wounds and injuries , military personnel , COST REDUCTIONS , military medicine , Interoperability


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE