Salute, Pick or Paint?

“If it moves, salute it; if it doesn’t move, pick it up; and if you can’t pick it up, paint it.” Unknown Advertisements Advertisements

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5 Lessons You Could Probably Learn from Military College Students

An article by Alyssa Johnson. Getting into college is very challenging, but getting into the military is a lot harder, and not everyone dares to be in the military. However, some college students still aim to get into the military because it offers them a lot of advantages over the traditional boarding school. People with… Read More

Discipline, Courage & Strength…

“If you wish to feign confusion in order to lure the enemy on, you must first have perfect discipline; if you wish to display timidity in order to entrap the enemy, you must have extreme courage; if you wish to parade your weakness in order to make the enemy over-confident, you must have exceeding strength.”… Read More

Discipline is…

“Discipline is simply the art of making soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.” Claude-Adrien Helvétius (1715 to 1771) A French philosopher, controversialist, and wealthy host to the Enlightenment group of French thinkers known as Philosophes. He is remembered for his hedonistic emphasis on physical sensation, his attack on the religious foundations of ethics,… Read More

Undisciplined but Promoteable…

“Devah Pager, a sociologist at Harvard University, has tracked the performance of 8,000 former felons who entered the American army after passing a screening process in the years between 2002 and 2009. She finds that the ex-cons were slightly more likely to be undisciplined but were also promoted unusually quickly. Is that just a quirk of military culture?… Read More

Linking Military Service & the Risk of Being Arrested/Convicted of Non/Violent Crimes & Destructive Behaviour

Research Paper Title Altering the Life Course: Military Service and Contact with the Criminal Justice System. Background Using data taken from the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the researchers examine the relationship between military service and contact with the criminal justice system. Methods & Results Drawing on the life course concept of a turning… Read More