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Ledelse af tilvænningsøvelser: Om mental robusthed i 2 SAN KMP og hvordan lederen planlægger sanitetssoldatens muligheder for læring i tilvænningsøvelser

Studenteropgave: Diplomprojekt

  • Andreas Bertran Holm
Afgangsprojekt, Den militære diplomuddannelse (Diplomuddannelse)
Afgangsprojektet er klassificeret til TTJ og kan udleveres til Forsvarets ansatte på FIIN ved henvendelse til

Background: Ongoing participation by Denmark in military operations around the world places army personnel at an increased potential for exposure to trauma which may cause an increased risk for mental health issues. Research shows a lack of shared understanding and knowledge about resilience and the effects of allied forces' training and educational initiative to enhance service members resilience pre-deployment. Other research places the military leader as a key figure in development of soldiers' mental health pre-deployment.

Objective: This paper examines scientific research articles and from that research, looks further in to the military leaders' planning of what resilience is and how a Danish combat medic unit enhance resilience through pre-deployment training by adapting to stressors in a realistic operative environment.

Design: This qualitative study uses research articles as a starting point for empirical research. In this qualitative study, 6 semi-structured interviews with military leaders were conducted as well as one day of field study to learn how training is conducted in the unit.

Results: The literature review shows a lack of shared understanding of soldiers' mental health and resilience across allied forces, hence why the training efforts range between a 30-minute brief in tactical breathing to life long spiritual courses. The semi-structured interviews indicate that realistic pre-deployment training activities that are thought to enhance combat medics resilience, develops from the way the military leader perceives resilience and mental health. The paper finds resilience to be a contextual defined phenomenon, and in 2 Med Coy it is the soldiers' ability to asses a stressor in the operative environment via his or her subject knowledge. Learning to asses the stressor as a part of the soldiers' subject knowledge, becomes crucial in education and training.

Conclusion: Defining resilience and developing a shared understanding between military leaders in a unit, is pivotal in order to work with and train soldiers' assessment and coping strategy, when facing operative stressors.
Udgivelsesdato8 nov. 2018
Antal sider91
Udgivende institutionHærens Officersskole
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