Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander conducts PT with BACH Soldiers


Brig. Gen. Mary V. Krueger, Commander of Regional Health Command-Atlantic, joined Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldiers for physical training during her battlefield tour August 31, 2022, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She also received instruction in the Pose Running method from Lt. Col. Angela Diebal-Lee, Deputy Commander for Readiness and Outlying Clinics at BACH.

Diebal-Lee’s research into running injuries like compartment syndrome, a lower leg injury common in runners, has been published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. Her commitment to Soldiers and proper running technique has also led her to be among the first in the US Army to get certified as a Running Technique Specialist.

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Running has always been part of military training. It is an essential activity that is part of virtually everything else soldiers must do on regular basis. And it's been known for years, that as an activity, running is also the most dangerous athletic movement solely due to the amount of injuries that soldiers sustain. More than 2 out of 3 injured soldiers face injuries from running. However, running itself is not the issue.


Soldiers are trained and taught how to do virtually every task, however, running, the activity directly responsible for an overwhelming majority of all military related musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries, is not taught as a skill.


Health and Holistic Fitness, or H2F is a big initiative by the Army to revamp training protocols. One of the major updates in the new doctrine is the addition of Running Skill (Pose Method) in FM 7-22 (Chapter 7).

Running Skill training is now available on demand, forcewide,  through the Army IgnitED program. Individual Soldiers can watch Pose Method running skill training videos online, and take an exam to become a certified instructor (technical certification, promotion points).

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