Research Paper Title A descriptive study of US Special Operations Command fatalities, 2001-2018. Background Studies of fatalities from injury and disease guide prevention and treatment efforts for populations at risk. Findings can inform leadership and direct clinical practice guidelines, research, and personnel, training, and equipment requirements. Methods A retrospective review and descriptive analysis was conducted… Read More
AFSOC Special Tactics Officer Selection: What Place Accelerometry & Salivary Cortisol?
Research Paper Title Accelerometry and salivary cortisol response during Air Force Special Tactics Officer selection. Background Special Tactics Officer (STO) selection is conducted to select officers to enter the combat controller training pipeline. The aims were to determine physical activity patterns, estimate energy expenditure, and identify whether return and/or unsuccessful candidates demonstrated differences in cortisol… Read More
AFSOC Special Operators: Resonance Frequency & Treating PTSD
Research Paper Title Resonance Frequency Breathing Biofeedback to Reduce Symptoms of Subthreshold PTSD with an Air Force Special Tactics Operator: A Case Study. Background The prevalence rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been estimated to be several times higher in military populations compared to the national average. Special Tactics operators are a group that… Read More
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