Can Basic Training Contraceptive Policy Influence Contraception Use Among Junior Enlisted Servicewomen?

Research Paper Title Influence of military contraceptive policy changes on contraception use and childbirth rates among new recruits. Background Unplanned pregnancy is a common problem among United States servicewomen. Variation among service branches in contraceptive education and access during initial training is associated with differences in contraceptive use and childbirth rates despite access to a… Read More

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What are the Factors Affecting Performance on an Army Urban Operation Casualty Evacuation for Male & Female Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Factors Affecting Performance on an Army Urban Operation Casualty Evacuation for Male and Female Soldiers. Background This study was conducted to determine what physical and physiological characteristics contribute to the performance of an urban operation casualty evacuation (UO) and its predictive test, FORCE combat (FC) and describe the metabolic demand of the… Read More

The First Woman is Set to Pass US Army Special Forces Training & Join the Green Berets

The first woman is expected to graduate from the US Army’s special forces, aka Green Beret, qualification course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant. A US Army National Guard soldier is set to become the first female Green Beret in coming weeks, according to military officials, following the Pentagon’s opening of all combat and Special… Read More

Cyprus Posts & Female Soldiers

More female soldiers may deploy on peacekeeping missions in future. The Ministry of Defence wants to see an increase in the number of women sent to Cyprus as part of the Army’s United Nations contingent – they currently make up just 6% of the numbers there. The long-term aim is to increase this figure to… Read More

What are the Regional Changes in Density and Microarchitecture in the Ultradistal Tibia of Female Recruits after US Army Basic Combat Training?

Research Paper Title Regional Changes in Density and Microarchitecture in the Ultradistal Tibia of Female Recruits after U.S. Army Basic Combat Training. Background Musculoskeletal injuries, such as stress fracture, are responsible for over 10-million lost-duty days among US Army Soldiers. During Basic Combat Training (BCT), an 8- to 10-week programme that transforms civilians into Soldiers,… Read More

Another British Army Female First

In July 2018, the British Army appointed its first female Provost Marshal. Brigadier Vivienne Buck will be the head of provost services including the Royal Military Police (RMP), Military Provost Staff (MPS), the Army’s custodial experts, and the Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS). Her appointment to this position was announced in August 2018 (Twitter, 2018).… Read More

Outlining Leadership Success Strategies of US Army Women General Officers

“ON 23 JULY 2008, Army Lieutenant General (LTG) Ann E. Dunwoody was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of general (four stars). This promotion is historically groundbreaking because Dunwoody is the first woman in the U.S. military to attain the rank of general.” (Doll, 2008, p.77). Reference Doll., Y. (2008) Leadership… Read More