environment of todays military exposes service members and
units to many unforeseen demands. The need to perform under these
difficult situations can cause stress reactions. Although stress
can have the beneficial effect of sharpening the senses, impelling
acts of heroism, and drawing a units members closer together,
when a service members ability to deal with stress is exceeded,
the consequences may be operationally significant. Independent of
whether these consequences are behavioral or physical manifestations,
the net result is a loss of manpower and constrained unit resources.
The commanders management of stress during these military
operations is critical to ensuring mission accomplishment, military
readiness and health protection.
Deployment Health Support