DODD 6490.12 CE-02
Mental Health Assessments for Service Members Deployed in Connection with a Contingency Operation
|Publication Date:||25 January 2017|
PURPOSE. This instruction, in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)):
a. Establishes the policy for person-to-person deployment mental health assessments for each member of the Military Services deployed in connection with a contingency operation according to Section 1074m of Title 10, United States Code (Reference (b)).
b. Implements policy for serial deployment mental health assessments in accordance with the Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (c)).
c. Incorporates and cancels Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)) Memorandum (Reference (d)) and Directive-type Memorandum 11-011 (Reference (e)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the combatant commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD.