Resilience Training: Guided Self-reflection as an Alternative to Coping Skills in Military Officer Cadets

Research Paper Title Strengthening resilience in military officer cadets: A group-randomized controlled trial of coping and emotion regulatory self-reflection training. Background This group-randomized control trial examined the efficacy of guided coping and emotion regulatory self-reflection as a means to strengthen resilience by testing the effects of the training on anxiety and depression symptoms and perceived… Read More

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Are There Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training. Background To compare training loads between men and women during 14 weeks of British Army standard entry basic training. Methods Thirty-one male (mean ± SD: age, 21 ± 4 yr; height, 1.78 ± 0.08 m; mass, 77.1 ± 10.5 kg) and 28… Read More

Is Level of Physical fitness a Risk Factor for Injuries & Excessive Stress Symptoms during Basic Military Training?

Research Paper Title Physical fitness as a risk factor for injuries and excessive stress symptoms during basic military training. Background The purpose of basic military training (BMT) is to enable the recruited soldiers to acquire basic military skills and develop the required physical fitness. This training is accompanied by heightened physical stress and the risk… Read More

What are the Biomechanical Risk Factors for Second & Third Metatarsal Stress Fractures in Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Background This prospective study investigated anatomical and biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits during training. This was prospective cohort study. Methods Anatomical and biomechanical measures were taken for 1065… Read More

Military Recruits: Linking Upper Respiratory Tract Infection & Sleep

Research Paper Title Increased Risk of Upper Respiratory Infection in Military Recruits Who Report Sleeping Less Than 6 h per night. Background Professional sleep associations recommend 7-9 h of sleep per night for young adults. Habitually sleeping less than 6 h per night has been shown to increase susceptibility to common cold in otherwise healthy,… Read More

British Army Physical Employment Standards (PES)

The following four tables outline the Role Fitness Test (RFT) for: Table 1: Ground Close Combat (GCC) roles, Phase 1 Basic Training (BT) Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 2: GCC roles, Phase 2 Employment Training, or Initial Trade Training (ITT). Table 3: Non-GCC roles, BT Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 4: Non-GCC Output… Read More

Psychologists & the Training of British Army Officers at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS)

Research Paper Title Here, there and everywhere: psychologists and the training of British Army officers at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Abstract The Department of Communication and Applied Behavioural Science is one of the three departments in the academic faculty at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The aim of the Department is to equip officer… Read More