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Combat Stress


Publication Number:

DOD Directive 6490.5


Combat Stress Control (CSC) Programs


This Directive establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for developing CSC programs within the Military Services, the Combatant Commands, and Joint Service Operations. It also Ensures appropriate prevention and management of Combat Stress Reaction (CSR) casualties to preserve mission effectiveness and warfighting, and to minimize the short- and long-term adverse effects of combat on the physical, psychological, intellectual, and social health of Service members.


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