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Here’s one thing military parents should do before their child joins the military | Military Times

Here’s one thing military parents should do before their child joins the military | Military Times

As officials sort out the issue of how notes contained in military children’s medical records may disqualify those children from joining the military after they reach adulthood, one possible proactive step parents can take now is to get copies of their children’s records to find out if there are any red flags, said one psychiatrist who is advocating for change.

At least military parents have the opportunity to review the records, see what’s written, and perhaps ask questions of their primary care provider about the implications, said Dr. Stephen Cozza, a retired Army colonel who is a professor of psychiatry and associated director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences or USUHS.

Parents should also be aware of the Defense Department and service policies regarding issues that could disqualify their children from entering the military.

Source: Here’s one thing military parents should do before their child joins the military | Military Times

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