Comprehensive soldier fitness: a vision for psychological resilience in the U.S. Army

Am Psychol. 2011 Jan;66(1):1-3. doi: 10.1037/a0021930.


The stress and strain on the U.S. Army's community due to nearly a decade of protracted war is well documented in the press and in scientific literature. In response, the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program is a preventive program that seeks to enhance psychological resilience among all members of the Army community, which includes soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army civilians. CSF is not a medical treatment program. Rather, CSF helps those community members who are psychologically healthy face life's adversities-including combat and prolonged separation from loved ones-by providing evidence-based training.

MeSH terms

  • Family / psychology
  • Humans
  • Military Personnel / psychology*
  • Psychology, Military* / standards
  • Resilience, Psychological*
  • United States
  • Warfare