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Subject: COMBAT STRESS DEBRIEFING                                        

Unit: 1ST ID      

Parent  Organization: VII  CORPS  

Box ID: BX001043

Folder Seq #:         62

Document Number:          8









                                                     -CR@SS I)EBRIEF114r,
                                           COMBAT   S

                               'COMUSARCENTIS      TOP  PRIORITY 15     -THE    SAFETY   AND SECURITY   OF.  THE  FORC5:'@

                                I.   toMtIANDERS     AT AkL    LgVgLS   RE @@C  OURA650 TO CONDUCT        COMBAT
                               STRESS DFORIEFINC2S.

                                2.   TASK: @EBUCE       THE    INCIDENCE7 OF    POSI     TRAUMATIC STRESS   DISORDER
                               :(PTSO) 13Y CRITICAL     INCIDENT@DEEIRIEFING OF SOLDIER5..IN            OPERAT16N
                               DESERT SHIELo/STORti (ODS/.S).

                                3., PURPOSE.,      DESCRIBE    THE  METHODOLOGY Of       CONDUCTING     CRITICAL
                               INCIDENT DEBRIEFING.

                                4.   CRITICAL    lN616ENT      DEBRIEFING       PROCESS.

                                     A. IN'rRODUCTIOti.


                                           (1)  SOLDIERS       l@ ODS/S.ARE     AT RISR  TO-DEVELOP     PTS[)  UPON
                               REDEPLOYTIENT    TO THEIR       HOME STATION. PTS13 19        AN AFTER   EF@EDT PF
                               PARTICIPATION     IN A COMBAT      SCENARIO      C)iARACTERI@ta By INTRUSIVE
                               THOLFSHTS. FLASHBACKS,, EMOTIONAL NUMBNESS.- HYPERVIGILAf4CE, DIFFICULTY
                               CONCENTRATING AND POOR IMPULSE-CONY40L. -IF NOT MANAGED EARL@L ON, PTSO
                               CAN BECOME A     LIFE LONG      DISABILITY.

                                           (2)  CRITICAL       INCII)GNT! DO$RIEFING IAW PRINCIPLES DEVELOPEI)"D@
                               THE MILITARY     HISTORIAN      BG(RET). S..L@A. MARSHALL IS      BELIEVED TO      REDUCE
                               T14E SIJ13SEOUENT E)EVELbPt-',@@T OF   PTS[3. CHAPLAINS AND I-lEt4TAL HEALTH
EPARET)       TO ASSIST        SMALL UNIT COMMANE)ERS-IN CONDUCTING
                               GROUP DERRIEFINGS,'

                                     S. METHOD TO BE USED          IN,:DEBRIEFING        PROCESS.'
                                           (1)   OEf3RIFFING.Skouco BE CdNouctE'D            BY COMMANDERS    OF  COMPANY
                               SIZE  OR SMALLER UNITS PRIOR T[):RrzDEPLOYMENT-TO HOME STATION.                    UNITS
                               ARE I)EBRIEFtl)'VERBAL;LY AS Pk     GROUP AND SHOULD          REVI@ti:

                                           -DIVISION MISSIG?4/OSjECTIVE.
                                           -@RIGADE-MISSION/OOJ@CTIVE.
                                           -BATTALION 14ISSION/6ejECTIVE.
                                           -COMPANY MISSION/OBJE6trVE..'
                                           RCOMPANY OPERATION OEMERS.@.
                                                               SEQUENCE 6F                          FOR  THC U.1il T
                                           -CHRQNOLOGICAL                       CRITIQAL EVENTS

                                           (2) ENCOURAGE       clj4DIV[DUAl-    Sri I)IKRS TO FILL  IN  THE DETAILS     BY
                               RECOUNTING THEIR EXP8RIENCES.' IT                !S.-7mPORTANT FOR,CdtiOtANDFRS AND NCOS
                                                                                               -TJAYS -IN WHICH
                               TO REFRAIN FROM MAI(1146 VALUE )UDG@Tl@NTS I)IiQU@'IHE
                               -SOLDIERS RECOUNT TtilFR        EXPERiihCE. PARTICULAR EMPHt)SIS,lg'NEED@i)'TO
                               PELINEATE   THE ROLE SOLDIERS WIA OR             KI)l P4fiYED. IN THE U14OLC SITURT16N
                                                                    'RION.OF ANY         SOLDIF-R'S PIISPEFICEPT
                               SCENARIO.    QN T14E SPOT CORREC                                                ION (IR
                         1419CO@6EPTIZON OF ONIT.ANI)/OR:iNbIVIDUAL                PERFORMANCES 15 Es-Q@NTIAL.
                               LEADERS SHOULD AVOID EXPRESSING N@PATiVE                  OPINIONS ABOUT SOLDIERS IN
                               "riie GROUP SETTING..

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File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-27
Box ID = BX001043
Unit = 1ST ID
Parent Organization = VII CORPS
Folder Title = DLY STAFF JOURNAL AND TAC OPERATIONS CNTR -DST-STORM 12 MAR TO 16 APR 91
Folder Seq # = 62
Subject = COMBAT STRESS DEBRIEFING
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Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 19-JUL-1996