The Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) optimizes force psychological readiness through de-velopment, aggregation, and dissemination of best practices and innovations in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of psychological injury and disease.


Current Leadership


Cmdr. Jeffrey Millegan's portrait

Director
Cmdr. Jeffrey Millegan

Cmdr. Jean Fisak's portrait

Deputy Director
Cmdr. Jean Fisak


Vision

The Navy and Marine Corps’ premier center for psychological force readiness.


Mission

NCCOSC provides guidance, expertise and data driven processes for Navy policy and programs that affect psychological readiness. Through collaborative and consistently innovative efforts, NCCOSC strives to develop cutting edge programs to address resilience and readiness to increase human performance and meet mission demands. To ensure Navy programs and practice is informed by science and evidence-based practice, NCCOSC analyzes data and disseminates results in the area of prevention, identification and treatment of psychological stress illness and injury.


Current Efforts

Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP)

Navy BHDP is a web-based system that standardizes the collection and tracking of patient assessment data (demographics, current mental health symptoms via outcome measures, military information and deployment history) across Navy Medicine.

Caregiver Occupational Stress Control (CgOSC)

CgOSC is a Navy Medicine initiative to establish a standardized program designed to bolster the resilience of caregivers by utilizing peer-to-peer interventions and unit assessments, and promote early recognition and intervention of caregivers in distress to maintain mission and personal readiness.

Embedded Operational Mental Health

NCCOSC works with the growing community of embedded operational mental health providers to develop clinical, operational, and business best practices.

Disaster Mental Health

NCCOSC leads efforts to standardize clinical best practices for the Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team (SPRINT) and overall disaster mental health response by Navy and Marine Corps mental health assets.

Navy Psychological Health Update Dissemination

NCCOSC publishes the Research Update and hosts the annual Combat & Operational Stress Control Symposium to keep Navy providers and leaders informed on current advances in operational stress control and resilience.


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Resilience and Psychological Program Development and Analytics

Efforts include:

  • • Mind Body Resilience for the Fleet
  • • Mind Body Medicine
  • • Program evaluation (CgOSC, Resilience)
  • • Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) psychological health surveillance
  • • Navy Medicine staff wellness surveillance
  • • The Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support (OASIS) 300
  • • ShipShape and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ShipShape + ACT)
  • • Hyper-realistic Training for Fleet Surgical Teams