Introduction This article briefly outlines the pass rates and cost of training personnel in the UK Armed Forces Royal Marines and Parachute Regiment (known as Elite Forces in the UK vernacular, Special Forces include the SAS/SBS). This article outlines: You can learn more about Royal Marines and Parachute Regiment training @ Notes and caveats on… Read More
First Female RLC Commando
In December 2020, Captain Eve Newton became the first female in the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) to pass the All Arms Commando Course (AACC). Newton completed the gruelling course without interruption, and joins an exclusive club of a handful of Service women to gain the coveted green beret. Newton is currently Admin Officer of 23… Read More
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
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
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