Soldiers’ Charging Footsteps

Two new footwear advances could help soldiers use their own footsteps to charge devices in the field and enable commanders to track their location. The US Army recently awarded a $16.5 million contract to Robotic Research LLC for a sensor unit that fits on a boot and can be used to track individual soldier locations,… Read More

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NCO’s & Battlefield Reassurance…

“When a soldier looks up on the battlefield he will not see his first sergeant, sergeant major, company commander, battalion commander …. he won’t even see his platoon sergeant! He WILL see HIS sergeant …. the squad leader, crew chief, team leader, tank commander …. and this NCO will principally provide the leadership, advice, counsel,… Read More

Comfortable Office vs Battle

“There is a vast difference between men sitting in a comfortable office with their ordinary food, sleep, etc., and the man as he is often, half crazy, temporarily insane, in battle. There are many more of the latter than most of us like to believe or think about. Very few of them are normal on… Read More

Being Human & Understanding…

“July 24th [1916] I suddenly spied two panic‐stricken Jocks blundering back from the trenches over the open. I went out and brought them in to the C.O. I don’t suppose the case will go further, partly because the C.O. is human and understanding, and partly for the honour of the regiment. I think he let… Read More

Shoot the Brave!

“General Ewell was so impressed by the conspicuous gallantry of a certain Federal cavalry officer in rallying his troops on the field of battle that he ordered his soldiers not to shoot at the man. [General ‘Stonewall’] Jackson later reprimanded Ewell for this quixotic action, remarking shrewdly, ‘Shoot the brave officers and the cowards will… Read More

Into Battle…

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” General Norman Schwarzkopf (1934 to 2012) Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf was a US Army officer who commanded Operation Desert Storm, the American-led military action that liberated Kuwait from Iraqi occupation during the… Read More

Analysing the Management & Outcome of Open Fractures of the Femur Sustained on the Battlefield

Research Paper Title The management and outcome of open fractures of the femur sustained on the battlefield over a ten-year period. Background This was a retrospective study of survivors of recent conflicts with an open fracture of the femur. Methods The researchers analysed the records of 48 patients (48 fractures) and assessed the outcome. Results… Read More