What is the Variability in Physical Fitness Adaptation to Basic Military Training in Australian Army Recruits?

Research Paper Title Positive, limited and negative responders: The variability in physical fitness adaptation to basic military training. Background The purpose of this research was to investigate the heterogeneity of physical adaptation in Australian Army recruits completing a 12-week basic military training regimen. It was a prospective research design. Methods Volunteer recruits (n=195) completed 12-weeks of… Read More

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An Analysis of Reported Dangerous Incidents, Exposures, & Near Misses amongst Australian Army Soldiers

Research Paper Title An Analysis of Reported Dangerous Incidents, Exposures, and Near Misses amongst Army Soldiers. Background Occupational health and safety incidents occurring in the military context are of great concern to personnel and commanders. Incidents such as “dangerous incidents”, “exposures”, and “near misses” (as distinct from injuries, illnesses, and fatalities) indicate serious health and… Read More

Gender & the Australian Army: Preparing for the Future & Military Capability

Report Paper Title Teaming: An Introduction to Gender Studies, Unshackling Human Talent and Optimising Military Capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050. Abstract Gender has been a high-profile issue within the Army over the last five years. In response to Pathways to Change (PtC), Army has introduced significant changes in a short period.… Read More

Combat Exposure as a Predictor of Smoking Status

Research Paper Title Combat, PTSD and Smoking Trajectory in a Cohort of Male Australian Army Vietnam Veterans. Background Whether trauma exposure itself or consequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is primarily responsible for smoking and failure to quit remains unclear. Methods A cohort of male Australian Vietnam veterans (N = 388) was interviewed twice, 22 and… Read More

Australian Army Values

The Australian Army’s cultural and ethical foundation is its values and the bonds of trust and respect between each and every individual who joins in service to the Australian nation. Courage, moral and physical, to act in the best interests of the nation and the Army; including the moral strength and professionalism to balance the… Read More

Australian Army Values & Standards

Australian Army Values The Australian Army’s cultural and ethical foundation is its values and the bonds of trust and respect between each and every individual who joins in service to the Australian nation. Courage, moral and physical, to act in the best interests of the nation and the Army; including the moral strength and professionalism… Read More

Australia: Making the Move

Morning Everyone, We (the missus and I) decided a few years ago to make a move to Australia (that place that is slightly less sunny than our native Scotland!). Well, we have finally made a concrete move in that direction by the missus applying for and being accepted for a GP position; with a provisional… Read More