G-1, Human Resources Policy Directorate
Supporting Soldiers, Families & Civilians – Active, Guard, Reserve and Retired
3 September 2008
How does one distinguish between malingerers and those Soldiers with bona fide mental health problems?
After speaking with this Soldier, he refuses to go to the Community Mental Health Service, the hospital, or the Chaplain’s office. What should you do next?
This soldier, who lives off-post, fails to report for the morning formation. What should be done?
This is the third or fourth time this Soldier has gone AWOL. Each time he/she returned a few days later. The current sequence of events seems to be falling in line with his/her typical way of reacting to pressure. How should you, as this Soldier’s leader, respond?
After he/she fails to report for morning formation and fails to respond to telephone calls, you go to the Soldier’s house only to find him/her drunk and in his/her bed. During your conversation with the Soldier, he/she states that getting drunk is the only way he/she can avoid the “panic attacks”. What would be your best course of action?
Scenario #1 – Pre-deployment