What is the Virtus Soldier System?

What is Virtus? The VIRTUS soldier system is a comprehensive system of integrated combat and protective gear developed by Source to cope with the challenges and needs of the modern infantry soldier in today’s battlefield. It is the world’s first integrated load carriage and protection system. The system will replace the current issued Osprey 4… Read More

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The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to  change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More

Five Things You Need to Know Before Signing Up for a Boot Camp Fitness Class

Introduction These days, boot camp fitness classes are all the rage, and for good reason. You can get a great workout in a short period of time, and it’s all programmed for you ahead of time – all you have to do is show up! Boot camp classes are incredibly popular, and many people are… Read More

Convictions vs Frowns…

“Men have died in torture chambers, on the stake, in concentration camps, in front of firing squads, rather than renounce their convictions. The appeaser renounces his under the pressure of a frown on a vacant face.” Ayn Rand (1905 to 1982) Ayn Rand, original name Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum, was a Russian-born American writer whose commercially… Read More

The Armed Forces Covenant (2011)

Document Title Armed Forces Covenant. Abstract The Military Covenant has existed as an unwritten social and moral commitment between the State and the Armed Forces that has developed through long standing convention and customs. Historically it has been largely associated with the Army, although its principles are applied across all three Services. Although it currently… Read More

Real Strength Lies In…

“The air force’s real strength lies in its people. The mission is not done by machines, it is done by people. The best weapons are of little value without trained and motivated people to operate and support them.” Charles A. Gabriel (1928 to 2003) General Charles A. Gabriel was the 11th Chief of Staff of… Read More

A Systematic Process for Educational Policy Development in the Canadian Armed Forces (2007)

Research Paper Title A Systematic Process for Educational Policy Development: Based on a Systems Approach to Training and Project Management Abstract In the Canadian Forces leadership is considered to be the paramount skill of all members. For Training Development Officers, one method of displaying leadership is through the careful consideration of educational policy and its skilful implementation.… Read More