Allard, Salazar Say Troop Mental Health Will Be Studied

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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Congressional investigators will examine the need for mental health services for members of the National Guard and the Reserves.

Colorado Senators Wayne Allard and Ken Salazar said yesterday that the Government Accountability Office will evaluate data the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs gets through health reassessments of returning National Guard and Reserve members.

A GAO spokeswoman didn't immediately confirm that the study would take place.

Allard and Salazar say they were notified last month that the GAO would conduct three other studies regarding mental health in the military.

Fort Carson drew national attention and visits from members of Congress after some soldiers with brain injuries said they'd been misdiagnosed.

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