SOF to be tested for traumatic brain injury before being deployment

U.S. Army General Raymond Thomas III, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, said in a video released earlier this month that Special Operations Forces will be required to undergo testing for traumatic brain injury (TBI) before being cleared for deployment.

“Effective immediately, neurocognitive testing will be administered after completion of assessment and selection, at the start of SOF qualification training,” Thomas said in the video. “Units will be required to test all SOF-qualified warfighters who do not already have a documented assessment test. SOF warfighters will be nondeployable until this baseline is recorded.”

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