Don’t Fight Too Often…

“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most… Read More

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Physical Training for Loaded Marching Performance Among British Army Recruits.

Research Paper Title Physical Training for Loaded Marching Performance Among British Army Recruits. Abstract Study 1 quantified the validity and repeatability of an automated on-line (ON) gas analysis system during sub-maximal loaded marching (LM) against that of the Douglas Bag (DB) approach. The 95% ratio Limits of Agreement (LoA) revealed the ON system systematically overestimated V02 by -16%… Read More

UK Armed Forces: Human Factors Guidance for Designers of Interactive 3D & Games-Based Training Systems

Research Paper Title Human Factors Guidance for Designers of Interactive 3D and Games-Based Training Systems. Background This is the second edition of the Human Factors (HF) Guidelines for Interactive 3D (i3D) and Games-Based Training Systems Design, published in 2012 (1st Edition published in 2008). The author states the motivation for publishing such a document came about due to a realisation that technology… Read More

UK Armed Forces: Effectiveness of Instructor Behaviours & their Relationship to Leadership

Research Paper Title Effectiveness of instructor behaviours and their relationship to leadership. Background This study analysed qualitatively the nature of instructor behaviours and their relationship to leadership. Methods The Critical Incident Technique was used to collect effective and ineffective incidents of instructor behaviour in military training from both instructors’ and trainees’ perspectives (total incidents ¼ 1150, effective ¼… Read More

New Webpage: Gurkha Recruitment & Selection Overview

I have just uploaded a new webpage ‘Gurkha Recruitment & Selection Overview‘ within the UK pages of the military training section. This page contains: Brief history of the Gurkhas; Commissioned officer roles; Application and general eligibility criteria; Village visits; Regional selection; Central selection; and Useful links, documents and references.

Time To End Gurkha Recruitment in the British Army?

This is the headline for an article written by Roshan Kissoon on the Dissident Voice website. I came across this article whilst conducting some research on Gurhka recruitment and selection for a future webpage, and it makes interesting reading (I do understand what the writer is getting at, regardless of whether I agree or disagree… Read More

Personnel Selection & Social Networking Websites: Recruiters & Applicants have Different Perspectives

Research Paper Title Social Networking Websites in Personnel Selection: A Signaling Perspective on Recruiters’ and Applicants’ Perceptions. Background Industry surveys and media reports suggested that recruiters increasingly used social networking websites (SNWs) in the selection process, but corresponding scientific research is still limited. Methods Using signaling theory, the researchers examined SNWs as a new way… Read More