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A recently released Government Accountability Office report found that many service members who were discharged for misconduct had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury before their separations.
Here's a partial summary of GAO's findings:'
GAO’s analysis of Department of Defense (DOD) data show that 62 percent, or 57,141 of the 91,764 service members separated for misconduct from fiscal years 2011 through 2015 had been diagnosed within the 2 years prior to separation with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or certain other conditions that could be associated with misconduct.…
News, Colorado Springs Independent
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