Friday, January 29, 2010

Mental Readiness Research: You Read It Here First

Remember this from 1 Jan 10?

How Mentally Ready Are Canadian Soldiers to Deploy?

Here's the National Post's variation on the same theme:

Canadian soldiers heading to such assignments as the Afghan war would have to meet a checklist of psychological and social requirements under a new National Defence Department program designed to ready troops mentally - as well as physically - for gruelling operations.

The idea is to help soldiers in advance to handle the strain of dangerous or unpredictable tasks, but some might still be declared unprepared to deploy once the new psycho-social criteria are developed, says the scientist from the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) who is heading the initial study of the concept...

Remember where you read it first ;)

(Crossposted to


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