Accession Number:

AD1034197

Title:

Evidence-Based Accession Deployment and Retention Military Medical Standards

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA FALLS CHURCH United States

Report Date:

2008-07-09

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

At the request of the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Clinical and Program Policy, the Defense Health Board DHB met on 23 May 2007 to address issues and concerns related to accession, deployment, and retention medical standards within the Department of Defense. The Board was asked to deliberate the following A. Examine issues associated with the establishment and modification of the Department of Defense DoD medical standards that span the career lifecycle of service members from accession through separation. B. Identify tools or methods DoD should use in the modification of current and establishment of new accession and retention standards that will ensure a medically ready force to meet our Nations mission requirements, while minimizing the potential to cause or aggravate medical conditions that could preclude continued military service.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE