As of February 2019, more than 56,000 Soldiers were non-deployable — comparable to more than 13 brigade combat teams. Also, more than 21,000 Soldiers were on a temporary profile, and more than 15,000 were placed on a permanent profile. In 2018, more than half of all Soldiers were injured at some point, and 71% of those injuries were lower extremity micro-traumatic musculoskeletal “overuse” injuries.
Spends over $575,000,000/year in medical costs related to Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries
Spends over $43,000,000/year on injuries occurring at Basic Training alone
Spends over $110,000,000/year in medical costs related to Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries
“In 2003 we were around 11% assignment rates, just for MSK injuries. Today, it’s about 3%…force plate machine learning allowed us to jump that candidate, recruit, lieutenant going to entry officer course and identify those imbalances.”