Advancing Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress

A top Army official says the rest of the service can learn something from Fort Carson. Specifically, when it comes to caring for troops.

The declaration comes as congressional investigators will soon come to check things out for themselves.

The Mountain Post has drawn fiery allegations of neglecting soldiers who may suffer from P.T.S.D.

Brigadier General Michael Tucker, who also serves as deputy commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, completed a visit of the Mountain Post Wednesday.

The reason for the visit is advancing treatment for post-traumatic stress.

The Army is implementing a medical action plan, which is described as a multi-tiered approach to spotting P.T.S.D warning signs.

It starts on the battlefield, noting soldiers who experience traumatic events and coaching enlisted leaders and commanders how to notice early symptoms.

The plan is something similar to a Ft. Carson program in place since January.

"I'm very impressed with what they're doing. I think they've got a lot of great practices here we will be able to incorporate across the entire Army," said Tucker.

General Tucker left Ft. Carson Wednesday and will present details of his visit to Army leadership.


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