Details on the Protection from Overseas Deployments for Service Persons’ & Flexible Working

Does the protection from overseas deployments continue if the Service Person (SP) is posted during the protection period? If it were necessary to remove protection from operational deployment under either FD1 (reduced deploy ability) or 2 (reduced deploy ability and part-time working) during the period applied for, whether as the result of an assignment or… Read More

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A Cross-Sectional Study Analysing & Determining Health Status of Chinese Navy Personnel

Research Paper Title Analysis and determinants of Chinese navy personnel health status: a cross-sectional study. Background There have been very few studies analysing the relationship of physical and mental health status with health behaviours and deployment status in Chinese navy personnel. Thus, the researchers undertook this survey to assess this relationship and identify specific factors… Read More

What are the Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt & Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilisation Among Army Active Duty Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt and Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilization Among Army Active Duty Soldiers. Background Little is known about long-term prescription opioid utilisation in the Military Health System. The objectives of this study were to examine predictors of any prescription opioid receipt, and predictors of long-term opioid utilisation among active… Read More

Behavioural Health Providers & Post-Deployment Assessment

Research Paper Title Testing the effects of using a behavioural health provider to deliver a routine post-deployment assessment for soldiers returning from combat. Abstract Studies indicate that changes in post-deployment behavioural health care delivery are necessary to improve symptom-reporting and treatment-seeking. Methods The present study compared two behavioural health strategies implemented during the Post-Deployment Health… Read More

How Many British Military Personnel Were Assigned to US Combatant Commands in 2017?

In 2017, there were a total of 31 British military personnel assigned to US combatant commands, broken down as follows: Table 1: Personnel assigned to US combatant commands by rank [1] Command/Rank Central Southern Pacific Strategic OF-7 1 – – – OF-6 2 – – – OF-5 1 1 – 1 OF-4 7 – 1… Read More

A Review of UK Armed Forces’ Approaches to Prevent Post-deployment Mental Health Problems

Research Paper Title A review of United Kingdom Armed Forces’ approaches to prevent post-deployment mental health problems. Abstract There is now an abundance of research which has demonstrated that military personnel who deploy on operations are at increased risk of suffering a variety of mental health difficulties in the immediate and long-term post-deployment period. One consequence of these… Read More

US Navy: Linking Work Stressors, Depressive Symptoms & Sleep Quality

Research Paper Title Work stressors, depressive symptoms and sleep quality among US Navy members: a parallel process latent growth modelling approach across deployment. Abstract The present study examined whether work stressors contribute to sleep problems and depressive symptoms over the course of deployment (i.e. pre-deployment, post-deployment and 6-month reintegration) among US Navy members. Specifically, the… Read More