It would be nice if the boneheads who start wars would think beforehand, not only of post combat conditions in the war zone, but of the extended consequences concerning both the physical and mental health of the participants.
PTSD is identified specifically in reference to a military context. There are others, no less deserving, who suffer similar trauma derived from non-military influences. Both are equally deserving of the society's attention. Neither receive it adequately. And....yes, these are social issues. If addressing social issues is socialism, well, then that's what it is.
I have no doubt that the individuals (doctors, nurses, therapists, etc.) involved in administering programs, both military and non-military, care in a humanitarian way. It is the system....the bureaucracy they operate under which doesn't care.
In a civilian system, a suicidal person hospitalized and diagnosed with a mental illness is released with an appointment with a doctor to acquire the necessary medication....in seven weeks. I can only imagine how much less proficient the system is in the military where individual concerns are too often limited to "the guy next to you".
Worse, the stigma attached to mental illness often prevents intervention unless rules are broken or violence ensues. Even then, the criminal justice system is more pragmatic than beneficent. Easier to slap someone in prison than deal with the complexity of electrical interaction of neurons in the cranium.
If the military expects the PTSD issue to be properly attended to, there must be a broader social recognition of mental illness, military and else wise. This means putting more booted feet on the ground, as it were. Jobs with salaries for health care personnel trained to deal with mental health issues. And...a system that operates proactively and consistently with more emphasis on the individual than on incomprehensible protocol.