Military personnel are responsible for the defense of the nation, and military service is physically and mentally demanding. Successful adaption to military service requires a high degree of physical and psychological health and fitness, aptitude for specialized education and training, and the personal resources to uphold good order and discipline and tolerate the hardships associated with military service, including combat. Unsurprisingly, many individuals fail to complete their first assignment, and for the majority, this is a result of adjustment and behavioral issues. Consequently, the U.S. military uses employment-screening procedures to evaluate an individual’s trainability and potential to successfully adapt to the unique demands of military service. Personnel are screened prior to entry into service to determine eligibility for critical and sensitive positions as well as ...

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