Battling the Storm Within

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Military Mulls Medical Personnel Cuts Even as Suicide Rates Rise

(U.S. Air Force illustration/Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

The Defense Department is weighing the option of cutting thousands of uniformed medical personnel, including psychologists and other mental-health professionals, even as military leaders grapple with rising suicide rates among troops.

With the National Defense Strategy pushing for a more lethal force, Pentagon leaders are considering slashing as many as 17,000 uniformed medical corps billets across all the services.

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