Behavioral Health

 Combat Operational Stress Control

Last Updated: March 09, 2022
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Army Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) efforts seek to minimize the impact of stress on Soldiers' physical, psychological, behavioral, and social health as early as possible in order to promote mission readiness, increase individual and unit resilience, and enhance mission performance. The Army's COSC program is designed to prevent, identify and manage combat and operational stress reactions (COSRs) within units, including all the physiological and emotional stresses encountered as a direct result from the dangers and mission demands of combat.

If you have an emergency or are in crisis, please contact 24/7 the Military Crisis Line

1-800-272-8255, press "1"


Psychological Health Center o​f Excellence External Link (PHCoE) improve the lives of our nation's service members, veterans, and their families by advancing excellence in psychological health care, readiness, and prevention of psychological health disorders. PHCoE offers brochures to learn how PHCoE projects, resources, and services can help health care providers and service members.

Psychological Health Resource Center External Link offers 24/7 services for military members, veterans, family members, clinicians, commanders, or anyone with a question about psychological health in the military. Call 866-966-1020, Email: Live Chat is also available.

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Resilience and Performance Enhancement External Link (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) 


Relevant Policies

AR 600-85, Army Health PromotionExternal Link

ADP 3-37 ProtectionExternal Link

ATP 4-02.5, 2013: Casualty CareExternal Link

ATP 4-02.55 Army Health System Support PlanningExternal Link

ATP 4-02.8, 2016: Force Health ProtectionExternal Link