The U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes May as ‘Mental Health Month’

4/30/18 (Mon)

The U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes May as ‘Mental Health Month’


May 1, 2018 - Fort Sam Houston, Texas The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is promoting the importance of mental health by observing May as Mental Health Month, an initiative founded by Mental Health America.


During this month, the Civilian Corps also aims to build awareness amongst behavioral health care professionals about career opportunities to work directly with active duty service members, veterans, and their families. The U.S. Army strives to continually improve its standards of behavioral health care and to reduce the stigma associated with seeking treatment among the many it serves.


The Civilian Corps is highlighting open career opportunities for civilians as Psychiatrists and Psychologists as well as future roles for Counselors and Social Workers to support the U.S. Army in achieving these goals. Candidates can also visit the Civilian Corps home page to search for behavioral health care jobs at the 70+ facilities that house MEDCOM operations and staff.


By filling behavioral health care positions with qualified candidates, the Civilian Corps can continue its mission to provide the best quality of care to U.S. Army uniformed service members, retired service members, their families and other eligible beneficiaries,” says Rosalinda Jenkins, Chief, Recruitment, Retention, & Analysis Division, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Directorate.


Civilians make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce. Civilian Corps employees work alongside military counterparts at MEDCOM and are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment, and receive excellent benefits, including flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, and extensive health insurance coverage options.


To learn more about the Civilian Corps and its mission to hire the best in behavioral health care for the U.S. Army, please visit




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