Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) efforts seek to minimize the impact of stress on service members’ physical, psychological, behavioral, and social health as early as possible in order to promote mission readiness, increase individual and unit resilience, and enhance mission performance. Each service has a COSC program to prevent, identify and manage combat and operational stress reactions (COSRs) within units, including all the physiological and emotional stresses encountered as a direct result from the dangers and mission demands of combat.
Please click on the infographics below to learn more about the COSC programs for each service.
Please refer to service-specific resource links below for more information on its COSC approach, including:
- Key terms
- Purpose of COSC
- Goal of COSC
- COSC personnel
- Service-related policies