Introduction “Armchair general” is a derogatory term for a person who regards themselves as an expert on military matters, despite having little to no actual experience in the military. Alternatively, it can mean a military commander who does not participate in actual combat. Refer to Armchair Warrior. Conventional Usage The most common usage of the… Read More
5 Ways To Prepare for Combat Duty
The period before a combat deployment can considerably tire you, both physically and mentally. The very thoughts of war, especially if it is your first time on the battlefield, can take a heavy toll on you. But even so, it is necessary to keep calm and prepare in the best way you possibly can. Here… Read More
“…the task of the leader in promoting esprit de corps is to develop within each man the desire not only to do what is best for him but what is best for those who fight with him in combat against the enemy. It is esprit de corps that is the basis of unity of effort… Read More
Eight Ball Soldier…
“Platoon Leader: ‘As a green second lieutenant, I got the impression somewhere that the rough, tough individuals (usually the troublemakers in the company) would necessarily be hot shots in combat … A lot of eight balls were tolerated for that reason … and the truth of the matter is … your best soldiers in garrison… Read More
Associated Impacts & Help Seeking among Military Mental Health Personnel
Research Paper Title Military Mental Health Personnel Deployment Survey: A Secondary Analysis. Background Military mental health personnel (MMHP) have increasingly engaged in deployment-related roles in closer proximity to combat environments. Although studies examining deployment-related outcomes among military health care personnel have found combat exposure (CE) positively related to psychological problems, no studies of MMHP have… Read More
Effective & Inspired…
“Only effective and inspired leadership will carry units to victory in that arduous and finally determining aspect of warfare — ground combat.” Matthew B. Ridgway (1895 to 1993) General Matthew Bunker Ridgway was a senior officer in the US Army, who served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the 19th Chief of Staff of the… Read More
Could an Elevated Spindle Oscillatory Frequency in PTSD Indicate a Deficient Sensory-gating Mechanism Responsible for Preserving Sleep Continuity?
Research Paper Title Increased Oscillatory Frequency of Sleep Spindles in Combat-Exposed Veteran Men with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Background Sleep disturbances are core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but reliable sleep markers of PTSD have yet to be identified. Sleep spindles are important brain waves associated with sleep protection and sleep-dependent memory consolidation. The present… Read More
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