The Army Bringing in Chiropractors
This morning Senator Bennett’s office called with news. We have been putting pressure on the DoD for the last month or two requesting an answer to why they have not complied with the congressional requirement of 11 new chiropractic positions in the military. This morning There was a call stating that they would be giving a full answer by tonight. Later this morning there were new GS positions posted on USAJobs.gov. There are more locations listed than were announced to open this fall. Two of the positions are in Germany and 18 different states were listed. Previously there were only 4 or 5 scheduled to open for the Army. (Air Force and Navy Positions have not been posted at the time of this writing.)
The best news is that some of our troops overseas will now have chiropractic available to them. While chiropractors have not been commissioned with this move the ultimate goal is to get chiropractic care to the troops. GS positions are also a huge step in the right direction as previously chiropractors serving our military have been working as independent contractors. This new practice will bring these doctors into the actual system and may open the way for a chiropractic command similar to the dental command in the Army.
If you are interested in applying for any of these opened positions you can find out the details here.