Mind Fitness Improving Operational Effectiveness and Building Warrior Resilience

Stanley, Elizabeth A.; Jha, Amishi P.
September 2009
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2009 4th Quarter, Issue 55, p144
The article discusses the Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT) program of the U.S. Army. The author states that in 2007, the Army had experienced its higher desertion rate including suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and divorce. It notes that MMFT enables warriors to handle the challenges and stressors of deployment. It adds that optimal combat readiness requires mission essential knowledge and skills as well as physical and mind fitness.


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