Accession Number : ADA263917

Title :   Medical Fitness Standards and Medical Examination Policies Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Descriptive Note : Study project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wortzel, Christine J.

Report Date : 05 APR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Policies that were implemented for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in the areas of medical fitness standards and medical examination procedures were not a part of existing regulations and had to be developed and implemented quickly. The purpose of this paper is to document the policies that were developed and the rationale for the policies. It includes background on fitness policies used during other wars or contingency operations and emphasizes the importance, given the reduced base force, to insure that medical standards and examination policies support a ready Total Army.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL EXAMINATION, *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), *MEDICAL SERVICES, *ARMY PERSONNEL, BACKGROUND, POLICIES, REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, PHYSICAL FITNESS, MILITARY STRATEGY.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE