What is Infantry?

Introduction Infantry is a military specialisation that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and armoured forces. Also known as foot soldiers or infantrymen, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combat(s) – but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport. Infantry make up a large portion of all… Read More

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What are Combat Arms?

Introduction Combat arms, also known or fighting arms, is a collective name for troops within national armed forces which participate in direct tactical ground combat. In general, they include units that carry or employ a weapon system, such as infantry, cavalry, and artillery units. The use of multiple combat arms in mutually supporting ways is… Read More

Third Class Ride vs First Class Walk…

“With a decent troop officer, when we rode up to an outlying pub on the edge of a village, he’d say, ‘It’s all right to go in for a drink.’ …… After several grand days like this we’d ride back into Tidworth camp, and probably see the wretched infantry fellows staggering in off a route… Read More

War is…

“War is a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.” Ernest Hemingway (1899 to 1961) Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was noted both for the intense masculinity of his writing and for his adventurous and widely publicised life. His succinct… Read More

Research: Is British Military Resettlement Cost-Effective & Fit for Purpose?

Dissertation Title The Transition and Reinvention of British Army Infantrymen. Abstract Social sciences approaches to the study of Armed Forces Veterans and their capacity to cope with social reintegration, have tended to focus on medicalised accounts of post-service trauma, characterised by Veteran mental health, homelessness, and suicide amongst our Short Service Leavers. Whilst the findings of… Read More

Underreporting of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the US Army

Research Paper Title Underreporting of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the US Army: Findings From an Infantry Brigade Combat Team Survey Study. Background Musculoskeletal injury is a significant threat to readiness in the US Army. Current injury surveillance methods are constrained by accurate injury reporting. Input into electronic medical records or databases therefore may not accurately reflect… Read More

Military Operations & Tactical Decision Making

Research Paper Title Tactical Decision Making: A Proposed Evaluation Criteria Model for the Infantry Battalion’s Tactical Estimate during Offensive Operations. Abstract This study seeks to determine if it is possible to construct an evaluation criteria model that improves the infantry battalion’s capability to select the best course of action during the deliberate tactical estimate. It examines US and selected… Read More