G-1, Human Resources Policy Directorate
Supporting Soldiers, Families & Civilians – Active, Guard, Reserve and Retired
3 September 2008
Do you have any suspicions that this PVT may be suicidal? If so, why?
How would you determine whether or not she is a danger to herself or others?
Your unit is due to deploy in two weeks. Do you want to take this Soldier with you? Why or why not?
After a few days of counseling at the Community Mental Health Service and consultations with JAG, Army Emergency Relief, and a credit management agency, the PVT announces that she is feeling much better and wishes to deploy with the unit. The mental health provider informs you, via your request for a mental status examination, that the Soldier is fit for duty. What do you do?
You decide that the PVT will deploy with you. Once you in theater, however, she volunteers for some very hazardous tasks. What do you make of this, and how do you respond?
Scenario #5 – Pre-deployment