Accession Number : ADA290613

Title :   Social Psychological Issues in the Adaptation of a US Army Medical Unit to the UNPROFOR Mission,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bartone, Paul T. ; Vaitkus, Mark A. ; Adler, Amy B.

PDF Url : ADA290613

Report Date : 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : While much is known about soldier stress and adaptation in more conventional military operations, the U.S. military has little experience with United Nations peacekeeping missions. How combat-trained units and soldiers adapt to this new role is of critical importance to U.S. ability to contribute positively to such operations. Since October of 1992 as part of Operation Provide Promise, the U.S. Army in Europe has provided medical care for the 25,000 UNPROFOR (United Nations Protection Forces) soldiers located in the former Yugoslavia. This paper reports preliminary results of a longitudinal investigation of "human dimensions", issues in an Army medical task force that deployed from Germany to Croatia for this U.S. mission in 1993. pg 2. JMD

Descriptors :   *STRESSES, *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, EUROPE, SOURCES, DEPLOYMENT, ARMY RESEARCH, ARMY PERSONNEL, TASK FORCES, HEALTH, MORALE, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, YIELD, GERMANY, SOMALIA, ARMY, UNITED NATIONS, MEDICAL RESEARCH, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, YUGOSLAVIA, COHESION, RESILIENCE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE