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Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC)

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A mental health professional with training and expertise in COSC management who consults with the Combatant Command Surgeon and the Combatant Commander about matters related to combat stress such as unit cohesion, unit morale, resilience, leadership, effective communication, and perceived mission importance. Completion of gradeappropriate professional Military Service or Joint Staff education is recommended prior to appointment as COSC consultant.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6490.05: Maintenance of Psychological Health in Military Operations

Related Glossary Terms

Combat and Operational Stress Control Consultant | Combat and Operational Stress Control Personnel | Combat and Operational Stress Reactions

Last Updated: December 05, 2018

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