The increasing need for warfighters for the Global War on Terrorism has meant longer and multiple deployments for soldiers. Medical readiness is essential to their performing needed duties, and an impairment that limits a soldierAis capacities represents risk to the soldier, the unit, and the mission. Asked to review the ArmyAis compliance with its guidance, this report examined the extent to which the Army is: (1) adhering to its medical and deployment requirements regarding decisions to send soldiers with medical conditions to Iraq and Afghanistan; and (2) deploying soldiers with medical conditions requiring duty limitations, and assigning them to duties suitable for their limitations. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.Army Needs to Better Enforce Requirements and Improve Record Keeping for Soldiers Whose Medical Conditions May Call ... Duty Limiting Conditions (Oct. 25 , 2007); and U.S. Navy Manual of the Medical Department NAVMED p-117 (Aug.
|Author||:||Brenda S. Farrell|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-02|