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Accession Number ADA590241
Title United States Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: A Critical Look.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 36p
Personal Author I. R. Timmons
Abstract Since 2003, the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have had an enormous impact on the mental health of the Army. To respond to the increased stress on the force resulting from multiple deployments and a high operational tempo, the Army developed the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program. Designed to improve Soldiers resiliency and psychological fitness, the CSF is built on four pillars: individual assessment through the Global Assessment Tool (GAT); individual online training through the Comprehensive Resilience Modules (CRMs); establishment of a cadre of instructors through the Master Resilience Trainer program (MRT); and institutionalizing training through the Army professional military education system. As it is now implemented, the Army believes the CSF program has been successful, but some experts question the supporting research and contend that the program is not achieving the desired effects. Army CSF studies provide minimal evidence of success. An independent study of CSF is recommended and suggestions for changes in education, accountability and recruitment are offered to help ensure CSF is benefiting the Soldiers, unit readiness and the Army.
Keywords Accountability
Army personnel
Comprehensive resiliency modules(CRM)
Comprehensive soldier fitness(CSF)
Global assessment tool(GAT)
Institutional resiliency training
Master resiliency trainer
Mental health
Military forces(United states)
Operational readiness
Professional military education(PME)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74 - Military Sciences
95D - Human Factors Engineering
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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