Code 21 Psychiatry

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The mission of the NMOTC Psychiatry Department is to:

  1. Provide specialty consultation to aviation, special duty, and operational military personnel referred for diagnosis, medical management, and disposition of psychiatric conditions.
  2. To train naval aviation medicine personnel.

The Psychiatry Department:

  • Performs psychiatric and neuro psychologic evaluation and screening of candidates for duty involving aviation in the United States Navy, Marine Corps and foreign military services.
  • Provides diagnostic evaluation and management of psychiatric disorders for active duty military designated as aviators or aircrew.
  • Makes dispositional recommendations regarding the flight status of active duty members with psychiatric disorders in accordance with the Manual of the Medical Department, Chapter 15.
  • Maintains liaison with the Army, Air Force, FAA, NASA, NATO, and other agencies concerning aeromedical issues.
  • Provides academic and clinical instruction in operational-aviation psychiatry and clinical psychology to Student Naval Flight Surgeons, Residents in Aerospace Medicine and selected military medical students.
  • Performs psychiatric and neurophysiological evaluations on "Repatriated Prisoners of War" and "Comparison Group" research personnel in collaboration with the NMOTC Department of Special Studies.
  • Acts as psychiatric and neuropsychological consultant to the Aeromedical Advisory Council and to the fleet operational and aeromedical community.


  • The Aging Aviator: Personality and Cognitive Factors
  • Aeronautical Adaptability within the US Navy: 1989-1995
  • Personality and Gender-related Factors Associated with Aircrew Coordination.
  • The Use of Cog-Screen-AE as an Aeromedical Baseline Instrument and in the Evaluation of Aviator Personality With Known or Suspected Neurological illness or injury.
  • Personality Test Correlates of Aviator Personality and Aeronautical Adaptability.
  • Clinical and Demographic Factors Associated with return to duty involving flight following traumatic brain injury.