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DOD Policy Guidance on PTSD

DOD-level Policies

PTSD Screening

Military Standards

Military Separation

  • DoDI 1332.14 Enlisted Administrative Separations
    Provides policy governing administrative separation of enlisted service members from the military services, and specifically that unless a service member is found fit for duty by the disability evaluation system; a separation for personality disorder, or other mental disorder not constituting a physical disability, is not authorized if service-related PTSD is also diagnosed

Service-specific Policies

Air Force

  • AFI 36-3208 Administrative Separation of Airmen
    Denotes that an enlisted member must receive a medical examination to assess whether the effects of PTSD or TBI constitute matters in extenuation that relate to the basis for administrative separation


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