DoD Policy Guidance for Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion in the Deployed Setting
|Publication Date:||11 June 2018|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
a. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (a)), establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures on the management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as concussion, in the deployed setting. See Glossary for definition of mTBI.
b. Incorporates and cancels Directive-type Memorandum 09-033 (Reference (b)).
c. Standardizes terminology, procedures, leadership actions, and medical management to provide maximum protection of Service members.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, 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 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").