U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes June as PTSD Awareness Month

6/07/17 (Wed)

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U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps Observes June as PTSD Awareness Month


June 6, 2017 - Fort Sam Houston, Texas The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is observing June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. About 1 in 10 men and 2 in 10 women who experience trauma will develop PTSD, according to the National Center for PTSD. Many cases of PTSD go untreated.


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


The Civilian Corps is highlighting career opportunities for civilians to work as Psychiatrists and Psychologists or in roles as Psychiatric Technicians, Counselors, and Social Workers.


Civilian Corps career consultants will be attending upcoming behavioral health conferences, including the APNA 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute in Baltimore, MD June 8-11, the APA Convention in Washington, D.C. August 3-6, and the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in New Orleans September 16-18. At these events, representatives will be available to discuss employment with the Civilian Corps.


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


U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps employees work closely alongside their military counterparts within the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), a division of U.S. Army Medicine.


Civilian Corps employees 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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