What is the Army Beta Test?

Introduction The Army Beta 1917 is the non-verbal complement of the Army Alpha – a group-administered test developed by Robert Yerkes and six other committee members to evaluate some 1.5 million military recruits in the United States during World War I. The Army used it to evaluate illiterate, unschooled, and non-English speaking army recruits. It… Read More

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What is the Army Alpha Test?

Introduction The Army Alpha is a group-administered test developed by Robert Yerkes and six others in order to evaluate the many US military recruits during World War I. It was first introduced in 1917 due to a demand for a systematic method of evaluating the intellectual and emotional functioning of soldiers. The test measured “verbal… Read More

What is the Army General Classification Test?

Introduction The Army General Classification Test (AGCT) has a long history that runs parallel with research and means for attempting the assessment of intelligence or other abilities. Background World War I and World War II created the need for this type of testing and provided a large body of test subjects. The early emphasis (World… Read More

Reviewing Dietary Assessment Methods in Military & Veteran Populations

Research Paper Title Dietary Assessment Methods in Military and Veteran Populations: A Scoping Review. Background Optimal dietary intake is important for the health and physical performance of military personnel. For military veterans, the complex nature of transition into civilian life and sub-optimal dietary intake is a leading contributor to the increased burden of disease. A… Read More

New Assessment for Commanding Officers

Future commanding officers (CO’s) are being given a helping hand into post with a temperature check on how they are likely to be perceived by their subordinates. They will receive a so-called “180 degree” assessment in which around a dozen troops provide feedback on a leader’s attributes. The CO’s will also be interviewed and given… Read More

A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose & Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System

Research Paper Title A Qualitative Study to Evaluate the Purpose and Comprehensiveness of the British Army’s Annual Individual Performance Appraisal System. Abstract The British Army has undergone a major restructuring programme in recent times, whilst trying to withdraw from a major theatre of conflict. Their employees, the soldiers, are expected to deliver in diverse roles… Read More

What Should I Say at an Interview If I Failed My Probation at My Last Job?

Talking about failing a probation period can be difficult and embarrassing, depending on the reason you failed, for example did not like the job versus could not do the job. You will need to be honest, as the employer may state that employment is subject to references, and it is important to note: Be aware… Read More