Comprehensive Resilience Modules
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"I don't think our troops on the battlefield should have to take notes to keep for a claims application. And I've met enough veterans to know that you don't have to engage in a firefight to endure the trauma of war… It's a step that proves America will always be here for our veterans, just as they've been there for us. We won't let them down. We take care of our own."
-President Obama, speaking about how the new regulation not only will help veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, but "generations of their brave predecessors who proudly served and sacrificed' in the wars
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Comprehensive Resilience Modules
What is it?
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is about Strong Minds and Strong Bodies. One of the CSA's top priorities, CSF is a program to help Soldiers be as strong mentally as they are physically.
Part of the program is the Global Assessment Tool (GAT), an online, self-administered survey that measures one's strengths in four areas: emotional, social, family and spiritual. After taking the GAT, users are encouraged to work through online Comprehensive Resilience Modules (CRMs) in areas where enhancement would be desirable. The interactive modules are linked to the user's GAT results and aid the user in self-development and resilience.
What has the Army done?
Twelve CRMs are currently available for Soldiers and family members to take. (Later this summer Department of Army Civilians will be able to take the GAT and CRMs as well.) The CRMs teach users values and skills to increase their strength and resilience in the same four areas the GAT surveys. The CRMs contain information, quizzes and games to engage and test the user. To date, users have taken 4,71,844 modules.
What efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
This summer new social and spiritual CRMs are being released. These four CRMs will become a part of the 12 modules already available. By August 28, 2010, 20 CRMs will be online and available for Soldiers, family members and DA civilians. Approximately 60 more are planned for release over the next 24 months.
Why is this important to the Army?
To excel in this era of high operational tempo and persistent conflict, Soldiers, their family members and DA civilians must be resilient, self confident and balanced individuals. CRMs play a critical role in the CSF program, helping to increase emotional, social, family and spiritual strength in the user. CRMs provide Soldiers and family members with exercises they can immediately begin practicing. Just like physical fitness exercises are designed to increase physical strength, the exercises prescribed within the CRMs will increase social, emotional, spiritual and family strength. And just like physical exercises, the more one repeats the exercises, the stronger he or she will become.
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
AKO log in required: Global Assessment Tool via Soldier Fitness Tracker
STAND-TO! edition, July 14, 2009 Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
STAND-TO! edition, Dec. 8, 2009, Global Assessment Tool
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