Assessing Fitness for Military Enlistment: Physical, by Anne S. Mavor

By Anne S. Mavor

Univ. of Minnesota, dual towns. file by way of the Committee at the formative years inhabitants and army Recruitment examines developments within the adolescence inhabitants relative to the desires of the army and the factors used to reveal candidates to satisfy those wishes. issues contain substance abuse and cigarette use, and extra. For army physicians.

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FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL STANDARDS 51 TABLE 3-1 Hypothetical Validity Relationship Condition (C) Screen (S) Neg = 0 Pos = 1 Absent = 0 Present = 1 a c b d Sensitivity is defined as the proportion of persons with the condition (C = 1) who are flagged positive by the screen, or Pr[S = 1|C = 1] = d/(b + d) = pd (the conditional probability having a positive screen if the condition is present). Specificity is defined as the proportion of persons without the condition who are negative on the screen, or Pr[S = 0|C = 0] = a/(a + c) = pa = 1 – pc.

Members will be able to perform numerous tasks that lie outside their “job” tasks. ” Thus, the committee accepted the policy that military service itself requires a minimum level of physical fitness of all uniformed Service members. Accepting that assumption nonetheless requires some specification of what level of fitness is required. A reasonable starting point is an examination of the Services’ policies with regard to physical fitness, its maintenance, and its measurement. Physical Fitness Testing All Services have some form of routine physical fitness testing for all members.

The outcome of the medical evaluation process is a profile that contains document reviews, recommendations for 27 PROCEDURES, REQUIREMENTS, AND STANDARDS TABLE 2-5 Medical Personnel Physicians Military Enlistment Processing Command HQ Sector (eastern and western) Chief medical officers Assistant chief medical officers MEPS support staff Medical noncommissioned officer Civilian health technicians Military medical specialists Fee-basis practitioner network In-house consultants network Out-of-house consultants Total 3 2 65 3 Staff 9 4 65 405 207 419 48 ± 305 817 SOURCE: Committee briefing by USMEPCOM.

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