What is the Fitness Information System Software (FISS)?

The Fitness Information System Software (FISS) is actually three different systems, one for each Service. The systems record Fitness levels of all Service Personnel and was a Defence Analytics & Statistics Agency (DASA) hosted system used by the three Services. The Naval Service FISS went live during January 2010, with the first full reporting period… Read More

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What is the Number of UK Military Personnel who Failed at least one Fitness Test?

Between 01 June 2014 and 31 May 2015: 588 UK Regular Royal Navy (RN) personnel (in service as at 01 June 2015) failed at least one fitness test. This constituted 3% of personnel in service as at 01 June 2015 that took at least one fitness test during the period. 4,339 UK Regular Army personnel… Read More

What is the Influence of new Military Athletic Footwear on the Kinetics & Kinematics of Running in Relation to Army Boots?

Research Paper Title Influence of new military athletic footwear on the kinetics and kinematics of running in relation to army boots. Background Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries in the lower extremities are common in military recruits. Army boots have frequently been cited as a potential mechanism behind these high injury rates. In response to this, the British… Read More

Discussing the Competency of the Military Fitness Training Leaders in the Hellenic Army

Research Paper Title The Competency of the Military Fitness Training Leaders in the Hellenic Army. Introduction The effectiveness of the military depends on the army’s personnel quality resulting from their training and skills level rather than the quantity of men, weapons or materials. It refers to the soldiers’ and officers’ acquired skills and competencies needed… Read More

What is the Relationship between the US Navy Fleet Diver Physical Screening Test & Job Task Performance (1995)?

Research Paper Title The relationship between the U.S. Navy fleet diver physical screening test and job task performance. Background The development of job-related selection and training methods will improve safety and lead to substantial cost savings to the U.S. Navy through enhanced screening and productivity. This investigation determined the extent to which the current U.S.… Read More

Discussing the Impact of Burnout on Physiology & Operational Performance

Research Paper Title The Impact of Burnout on Human Physiology and on Operational Performance: A Prospective Study of Soldiers Enrolled in the Combat Diver Qualification Course. Abstract In the course of training and in their work, military personnel are often required to spend considerable time under intense conditions with other people. Due to the performance demands and the… Read More

A Historical Review & Analysis of US Army Physical Readiness Training & Assessment

Research Paper Title A Historical Review and Analysis of Army Physical Readiness Training and Assessment. Background The Combat Studies Institute is excited to publish this work on the history of physical readiness training in our Army by Dr. Whitfield B. East, a Professor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy… Read More