U.S. Army Leadership FM 6-22 (FM 22-100)

Archive for February, 2011

Reducing PT Injury through Leadership

Injuries to the bones, muscles and tendons of the body from physical training are among the greatest health threats to our Army. Prevention of these injuries must be a priority for any Army leader (officer or enlisted) who professes to “take care of Soldiers.”

The Joint Services Physical Training Injury Prevention Work Group recommends that any successful injury prevention program must have four essential elements:

1. Education of service members, especially leaders,
2. Leadership enforcement of unit injury prevention,
3. Unit injury surveillance reports, and
4. Greater investment of resources in injury prevention research.

Let’s take a closer look at the effect of leadership enforcement on injury prevention. (continue reading…)

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