What are the Sex Differences in Response to Exercise Heat Stress in the Context of the Military Environment?

Research Paper Title Sex differences in response to exercise heat stress in the context of the military environment. Background Women can now serve in ground close combat (GCC) roles, where they may be required to operate alongside men in hot environments. However, relative to the average male soldier, female soldiers are less aerobically fit, with… Read More

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British Army Physical Employment Standards (PES)

The following four tables outline the Role Fitness Test (RFT) for: Table 1: Ground Close Combat (GCC) roles, Phase 1 Basic Training (BT) Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 2: GCC roles, Phase 2 Employment Training, or Initial Trade Training (ITT). Table 3: Non-GCC roles, BT Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 4: Non-GCC Output… Read More

British Army Unveils New Physical Employment Standards (PES)

In September 2018, the British Army demonstrated its new In-Service Physical Employment Standards (PES) for all ground close combat roles which will come into effect for the “Infantry and Royal Armoured Corps” from April 2019 (Soldier, 2018, p.7). Tests tailored to other soldier roles will be introduced in 2021. “It is envisaged the incoming system will… Read More