High Stress Assignment Outbrief Program

Whether you are assigned to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Haiti, or any other post that puts your life in danger, we honor your service and look forward to welcoming you home.

The Outbrief Program (MQ950) and "On Demand" Session (MQ951)

  • Understand the challenges of returning from a high stress environment
  • Learn how to share information with your loved ones to ensure the kind of reunion you want and deserve
  • Identify signs and symptoms of possible psychological reactions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Locate additional resources, if desired
  • Convey to the State Department the full range of difficulties you encountered

Experienced staff from the Mental Health Services and the Transition Center lead the Outbrief Program.

  • Department of State Employees tuition rate: No charge
  • Non-State Employees tuition rate: $140

Who May Attend
Foreign Service and Civil Service employees from the State Department who have spent more than 90 days in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic are required to attend. Additionally, any State employee serving at any high stress post is highly encouraged to attend.  Employees may also participate in the Outbrief Program with the Health Unit at their onward, non-CONUS assignment.  Employees of other agencies are welcome to attend.

How to Register

  • Foreign Service employees (State): CDOs and Assignment Officers register for you.
  • Civil Service employees (State): Submit DS-755 to the Office of the Registrar and specify the date of the course.
  • Non-State employees: Call 703-302-7140 to find out about course fees and registration details. Non-State employees must submit an SF-182 to enroll. 

2017–2018 Program Dates

October 13, 2017
October 27, 2017
November 17, 2017
December 8, 2017
January 19, 2018
February 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
April 13, 2018
May 4, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 8, 2018
June 22, 2018
July 13, 2018
July 20, 2018
July 27, 2018
August 10, 2018
August 17, 2018
August 24, 2018
September 7, 2018
September 14, 2018
September 28, 2018

High Stress Assignment Outbrief—On Demand Session (MQ951)
If an employee cannot attend a regularly scheduled MQ950 Outbrief Program, an on-demand session can be arranged.

  • Department of State Employees tuition rate: No charge
  • Non State Employees tuition rate: $340

 

Who May Attend
Foreign Service and Civil Service employees from the State Department; employees from other non-State agencies.

How to Register
Coordinate individuals' schedules directly through the Transition Center.

Once all attendees' schedules are confirmed, register for the individual meeting based on the following categories:

  • Foreign Service employees (State): CDO and Assignment Officers register for you.
  • Civil Service employees (State): Submit form DS-755 to the Office of the Registrar and specify the date of the meeting.
  • Non-State employees: Call 703.302.7140 to find out course fees and registration details. Non-State employees must submit an SF-182 to enroll.

Where To Meet

If employees are meeting with Transition Center staff, they will go to the Transition Center located at the George Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC).

For more information about course content,  contact the Transition Center.