Implementation of Army Well-Being
Strategy research rept.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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While the entire United States Army is undergoing significant transformation, attention must be paid to the efforts made to improve the well-being of the troops. Physical, mental, and spiritual health affect readiness. Each component is connected through a lifestyle system of behaviors. This theoretical framework is compared with the Army Well-Being Framework to emphasize the importance of effective, holistic programs. Research is sited which supports the cost effectiveness of wellness programs. The Army has the opportunity to lead the nation in comprehensive, integrated well-being programs. Future implications and directions suggest that Army-wide programs be instituted. The Chief of Staff of the Army has recognized the need for a new approach to well-being. This paper offers a suggested program, supported by theory and metrics, which is working at one Army installation.