By Tom Vanden Brook
April 26, 2018
WASHINGTON - The Army issued waivers over 13 months to more than 1,000
recruits who had been diagnosed and treated for mood disorders and 95 more
for self-mutilation, according to data obtained by USA TODAY.
The acceptance of new soldiers with a history of serious behavioral health
issues, some of which can be lifelong challenges, came as the Army struggled
to meet its recruiting goals. The time period ran from Oct. 1, 2016, through
Oct. 31, 2017.