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

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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

Outlining Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century

Research Paper Title Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century. Abstract Military readiness is negatively impacted by the near-epidemic incidence rate of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). MSIs represent a major threat to the health and fitness of our Soldiers and a risk to our Nation’s ability to project military power. This risk is… Read More

Linking Frequent Heavy Drinking & Combat Exposure

Research Paper Title Alcohol Misuse in Reserve Soldiers and their Partners: Cross-Spouse Effects of Deployment and Combat Exposure. Background Military deployment and combat are associated with worse outcomes, including alcohol misuse. Less is known about how these experiences affect soldiers’ spouses. The study objective was to explore relationships between deployment, combat exposure, and alcohol misuse;… Read More

Does Pre-deployment Lower Cognitive Ability Predict Post-Deployment PTSD?

Research Paper Title Cognitive ability and risk of post-traumatic stress disorder after military deployment: an observational cohort study. Background Studies of the association between pre-deployment cognitive ability and post-deployment post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have shown mixed results. The aim of the research was to study the influence of pre-deployment cognitive ability on PTSD symptoms 6-8… Read More