Accession Number:

ADA547398

Title:

Emerging Generation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Victims

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-02-02

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army has been at war for more than nine years. Despite our successes on the battlefield, our forces remain engaged with enemies that pose unseen mental challenges. Todays leaders and Soldiers serve in operational tempos that challenge the moral fiber of our great Army. The stressors of repeated deployments are approaching a breaking point. These stressors are manifested as latent pre-deployment period as they begin the first phase the Armys three-phase readiness cycle Train, Ready, and Reset, designated the Army Force Generation model. Once deployed, our Soldiers are committed to arduous 18-hour days that last for months on end. They are constantly exposed to the grim reality of blood-laden warfare as they receive the weary words of a strained family stateside. As a result, stressors become more acute. This Strategic Research Project SRP explores the challenges of contemporary combat. It discusses the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD on the Vietnam Veteran, our Soldiers and Families. Multiple deployments, stressed Soldiers and troubled Families are taking a toll on our force. This SRP concludes with recommendations for our current strategy in regards to diagnosed and undiagnosed PTSD victims in order to maintain the strength of our great Army.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE