Military Setting Knowledge and Skills

1. Collect and analyze injury data (compare with previous injury surveillance) for a given military training activity/cycle.  Brief the chain of command and medical assets regarding recommendations for decreasing/minimizing injuries and risks. Suggest alternate training scenarios, while maximizing existing training methods.

2. Plan, organize, and implement an Injury Prevention Program to reduce injuries to soldiers undergoing basic training.  The following areas should be addressed:

a. Identification of individuals predisposed to injury
b. Alternate training
c. Communication with command and planning staff
d. Soldier re-assignment and attrition

3. Set up and organize a temporary field medical facility/site where acute training injuries can be evaluated and triaged.  Consideration should be given to:

a. Immediate treatment
b. Evacuation
c. Communication
d. Equipment and supplies
e. Allied health support

4. Provide justification and rationale for retention and/or additional athletic trainer assets within a specific military setting.  This should address the following areas:

a. Return of investment
b. Reduction of injury and enhanced productivity
c. Reduced attrition and re-assignment
d. Cost-avoidance

5. Conduct periodic classroom presentations and provide educational materials/media to new service members in the following areas:

a. Proper hygiene
b. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
c. Tobacco use
d. Supplements
e. Drugs and alcohol
f. Boot fit
g. Injury prevention