US Navy EOD Operators’ use of Psychological Strategies is Comparable to that of Elite Athletes

Research Paper Title Psychological Strategies During Military Training Are Linked to Resilience in US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operators. Background The researchers describe the psychological strategies (PS) used by a specialised military population, US Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), during training and military operations. They also aimed to establish the relationship between PS and resilience.… Read More


Key Components of NATO’s Response Force

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Response Force (NRF) is the force of high readiness force during which air, sea and land units are deployed when their response is required for quick operations. There are quite a few situations that require a quick response due to various NATO missions implemented in different parts of the… Read More

What are the Duties of a Platoon Sergeant in Defence?

What is a Platoon Sergeant? In many militaries, a platoon sergeant is the senior enlisted member of a platoon, who advises and supports the platoon’s commanding officer in leading the unit. Outline of Duties in Defence (i.e. in the field) There are three steps to the duties of a Platoon Sergeant in defence: Preparation: Know… Read More

What are the Duties of a Sentry?

There are several things a sentry must know in order to perform their role: Locations of: Neighbouring posts; Own backup; and Covering sentries. Length of time of duty and what time it will start. Method of relief. Who is taking over from you; and How will they know? Situation of enemy forces. Arcs of observation.… Read More

Forensic Investigation of Incidents Involving a Chemical Agent

Research Paper Title Forensic investigation of incidents involving chemical threat agent: Presentation of the operating procedure developed in Belgium for a field-exercise. Background The GIFT CBRN project (Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents), funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, has been set up to find solutions… Read More

What is the World Pace Sticking Competition?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the British Army’s World Pace Sticking Competition. 2.0 What is the World Pace Sticking Competition? The World Pace Sticking Competition is an event where teams get to demonstrate their competence at pace stick drill. The World Pace Sticking Competition is, or has been, known by a number… Read More