Is There a Link between FMS Scores & Healthy Habits?

Research Paper Title Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) Scores and Demographics of US Army Pre-Ranger Candidates. Background The United States Army Rangers are a unique population whose training requirements are intensive, and physically and mentally demanding. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a movement screening tool designed to assess movement quality and asymmetries in movement with… Read More

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Time to Recover from Arduous Training!

Research Paper Title Differential recovery rates of fitness following U.S. Army Ranger training. Background To investigate tactically-related physical performance and body composition recovery following US Army Ranger training using a prospective cohort. Methods Physical performance was comprehensively assessed using a tactically-related performance battery (i.e., Ranger Athlete Warrior assessment) in 10 male Soldiers at baseline (BL)… Read More

Can We Use a Smartphone to Aid Retention in Elite Forces Training?

Research Paper Title Continuous Measurement of Reconnaissance Marines in Training With Custom Smartphone App and Watch: Observational Cohort Study. Background Specialised training for elite US military units is associated with high attrition due to intense psychological and physical demands. The need to graduate more service members without degrading performance standards necessitates the identification of factors… Read More

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Elite Military Training & Dropout Rates

Research Paper Title One out of four recruits drops out from elite military training due to musculoskeletal injuries in the Netherlands Armed Forces. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are among the main causes of dropout from military training. The main purpose of this study was to provide an overview of dropout rates and MSI incidence rates… Read More

First Female Airmen Passes US Army Ranger Course

On 30 August 2019, US Air Force 1st Lieutenant Chelsey Hibsch became the first female airman to earn the US Army’s Ranger tab last week. Hibsch was eligible to take the Army Ranger Course after she attended the Air Force’s Ranger Assessment Course, which is hosted by the Air Force Security Forces Centre and based… Read More

Steeplechase: Athletes vs. Para’s!

In 2017, the qualification standard for British athletes for the 3,000 metre (1.86 mile) steeplechase was set at: 8:58.00 for men; and 10:40.00 for women. For military personnel attending the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS) course, commonly known as P Company, or Para recruits on the Combat Infantryman Course (Parachute), the qualification standard for the… Read More

216 (Parachute) Signal Sqaudron

Fancy being a member of the Royal Corps of Signals? Fancy being a paratrooper? Well, you can be both! 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron serves with 16 Air Assault Brigade to provide telecommunications and information systems maintenance and support. Royal Corps of Signals soldiers have the opportunity to serve with these specialist organisations. Soldiers from the… Read More