How Many Women Have Expressed Interest in the Royal Marines (2018-2019)?

Table 1 outlines the number of female expressions of interest (EOI) to the Royal Marines by calendar year for 2018 and 2019. Type/Year 2018 2019 Royal Marines Officer 150 120 Royal Marines Other Rank 710 1070 Royal Marines Band Service 290 180 Total 1150 1380 Table 2 outlines the number of females by selection and… Read More

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Developing a Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire (MCAQ)

Research Paper Title Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire in China: Development and Validation. Background To develop the Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire (MCAQ) in China and to test its reliability and validity. Methods In study 1, an open-ended questionnaire survey was conducted among 200 military personnel. Based on the empirical construction by military personnel of various branches,… Read More

US Army Trials Programme for Waivers for Test Scores

The US Army is introducing a pilot programme designed to find recruits who will be a better fit for the service and even allow them to enter jobs that require higher standardised test scores than what they earned, according to an Army news release. The Pentagon has authorised a three-year study using the Tailored AdaptivePersonality… Read More

Are Pre-service Military-related & Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces?

Research Paper Title Pre-service Military-related and Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces. Background The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) have a substantial manning deficit as more personnel leave than join. This article identified pre-service, military, and mental health factors giving rise to leaving the UKAF and estimated the contributions to leaving of… Read More

What is the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team (CSCAT)?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team (CSCAT). 2.0 What is the CSCAT? The CSCAT is a tri-Service composed of the very best Chefs selected equally from the Naval Service (Royal Navy and Royal Marines), Royal Air Force, and British Army. There are usually 30 Chefs (RLC, 2016; Jenkins, 2018),… Read More

Quick Outline of the British Army’s New Fitness Tests

There are now new fitness tests that aspirants will undertake when they attend the Army Assessment Centre. There are three elements that individuals will be tested on: Running; Throwing; and Pull. These elements are tested in the following tests. The Run This is a two-part run: 0.5 mile (800 metre) warm-up jog, taking between 6… Read More

What was the Average Enlistment Age for the British Army (2011-2014)?

The average age on enlistment to the untrained Regular, other ranks only, between 2011 and 2014 was 20 years 8 months. This figure is based on those who joined the untrained Regular Army only (may include rejoiners) and therefore excluded all officers, Gurkhas, full-time reserve service (FTRS), mobilised reserves, Army Reserve, and all other reserves.