Current Participants

Dear Friends and Participants of the ARMOR Project: 

We would like to thank you, as a research subject, an investigator, or a collaborator, for taking part in the ARMOR Project. As a participant in ARMOR, you are an essential part of the project's success. Together, we will work to advance our understanding of processes contributing to resilience. Resilience is the ability to "bounce back" from life's most difficult challenges. With your generous help and commitment, the ARMOR Project will generate new discoveries about warriors' resilience to promote the health and well-being of all military service members and veterans. 

We have created this website with you in mind. Here you will find information about the study, its history, and other updates surrounding ARMOR's scientific milestones. 

In the future, we plan to use this website as a forum to update you on major findings and share other information related to the ARMOR Project. We hope that you will visit the ARMOR website often, and we welcome any suggestions you have for improvement.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Best Wishes,

mp2   Melissa Polusny, PhD, LP, ARMOR Project, Principal Investigator

cw2   Christopher Erbes, PhD, ABPP, ARMOR Project, Co-Principal Investigator

News / Blog

COVID-19 Update

ARMOR resumes recruitment events & in-person visits. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been adjusting our procedures in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to ensure the safety of all involved in ARMOR.


ARMOR awarded NIH funding to conduct new COVID-19 study. The study is aimed at rapidly increasing our understanding of how resilience contributes to the social, behavioral, and economic impacts of the pandemic. Because you are part of an ongoing longitudinal study, ARMOR is calling on YOU to help us better understand resilience within the context of COVID-19. The study involves two surveys. Each focuses on your experiences related to the pandemic (e.g., social distancing, changes in your daily life). Help us learn about COVID-19 by completing your surveys!

We are still sending surveys via email and US postal mail, so be sure to check your mailbox. Your participation in ARMOR is more important than ever.