Accession Number:

ADP005579

Title:

Stress, Stressors, Morale: An 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Post- REFORGER Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL HOSPITAL ( 5TH) APO NEW YORK 09154

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Central Guardian, the winter REFORGER of 1985 provided Blue and Orange Forces the opportunity for Division-level combat training during a very cold and snowy German January. The combination of intense training and demanding weather conditions created a superb test for units and soldiers alike. What stressors predicted the overall stress experienced by soldiers Did combat soldiers show higher stress levels than their combat support counterparts Was morale affected by weather the unit was on the offensive or defensive These and other questions relating to stress levels, stressors, and morale were asked during a post-REFORGER study. The findings are discussed in relation to how commanders can better prepare their units for the stresses involved in a major training exercise.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE