ABSTRACT

FY2022 NDAA: Preservation of the Force and Family Program [November 4, 2021]   [open pdf - 792KB]

From the Document: "The United States Special Operations Command [hyperlink] (USSOCOM) is the Unified Combatant Command [hyperlink] (COCOM) responsible for training and equipping Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. Since at least 2001, frequent deployments, high personnel tempo (PERSTEMPO [hyperlink]), and combat exposure have stressed [hyperlink] SOF personnel and their families. Combat exposure has been associated [hyperlink] with higher risks of negative mental and behavioral health outcomes like posttraumatic stress (PTS), suicidality, and substance misuse. There is some evidence [hyperlink] that military personnel may decline to seek treatment or support for these conditions due to perceived negative career consequences or 'stigma.' Deployments have also been found [hyperlink] to negatively impact familial relationships and well-being of military spouses and children."

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CRS Insight, IN11791
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2021-11-04
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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