Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) training with a focus on the …
Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) training with a focus on the
care giver in support of deploying Mobile Care Team (MCT) members.
The MCT are Directed by Vice Chief of Naval Operations and Deputy Surgeon
General to emphasize preventive mental health, surveillance, and command
consultation by engaging in routine site visits outside traditional medical
settings in an effort to reduce mental health stigma and remove barriers to
MCT members visit Navy IAs and administer a Behavior Health Needs Assessment
Survey (BHNAS) which evaluates the psychological health and readiness of
"Boots on ground" IA sailors. They focus on mental health challenges (PTSD,
anxiety and depression), mental health care stigma, combat exposure;
deployment related stressors, attitudes toward leadership, sleep problems,
positive effects of deployment, unit cohesion, and morale.