Evaluating measures of combat deployment for U.S. Army personnel using various sources of administrative data.


Psychological Health Center of Excellence, Defense Health Agency, Silver Spring, MD. Electronic address: [Email]


This study's purpose is to inform future research decisions about optimal measures for identifying combat deployments. We aim to evaluate four commonly utilized measures available in population-level administrative data to identify combat deployments in recent military operations among active duty Army personnel.


Administrative data,Combat deployment,Measure validation,