UK Military Spouses: Accompanied Postings & Well-being

Research Paper Title ‘It’s nice to just be you’: The influence of the employment experiences of UK military spouses during accompanied postings on well-being. Background Repeated military relocations (accompanied postings) can have a detrimental effect on employment and well-being among the spouses and partners of military personnel. Methods Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 19… Read More

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What is the Number of 1-Star Posts under Commander Field Army?

In 2015, the British Army had four 3-star (OF-8) posts within Army Command: Deputy Chief of the General Staff (DCGS). Commander Field Army (CFA). Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). Commander Personnel Support Command (PSC). The CFA had four 1-star (OF-6) posts within their span of control: Assistant Chief of Staff Commitments (ACOSC). Assistant Chief… Read More

What Posts are Available for Royal Artillery Personnel in Canada?

There are a number of posts that can be filled by Royal Artillery (RA) personnel in Canada. However, only one post is a dedicated RA post, filled by a WO1 Master Gunner – who must be a qualified Gunnery Instructor. Posts that can be filled in Army wide competition (i.e. E2 or E1.5) include: Technical… Read More

How Many British Military Personnel Were Assigned to US Combatant Commands in 2017?

In 2017, there were a total of 31 British military personnel assigned to US combatant commands, broken down as follows: Table 1: Personnel assigned to US combatant commands by rank [1] Command/Rank Central Southern Pacific Strategic OF-7 1 – – – OF-6 2 – – – OF-5 1 1 – 1 OF-4 7 – 1… Read More

British Army: Established Post vs the ‘Black Economy’

An established post is one where a requirement for a service person has been endorsed and funded, and is identified by a Position Identification (PID), to which an individual is assigned. The ‘black economy’ arises when manpower is transferred unofficially from an established post to create a role which is not endorsed or funded. Although this… Read More