Combat Operational Stress 2017-10-12T15:08:48+00:00

Combat Operational Stress


Combat Operational Stress – the sum of the physical and emotional stressors experienced due to combat or extended operations

Combat/Operational Stress Reaction (COSR) – broad group of physical, mental and emotional signs that result from combat/operation stress

Combat/Operational Stress Reaction Casualty – soldier who is combat ineffective due to COSR

Battle Fatigue – Broad group of physical, mental and emotional signs that result from COS.


Types of Stress in Combat

Physical/psychological strain

Fear/anxiety (of pain, mutilation, death)

Fear of failure, disgrace

Grief, rage

Ethical limits

Internal conflict

Boredom, restriction, loss of privacy

Home front worries or disappointments



Combat Stress Signs and Symptoms

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