What are the General Duties of Special Operations Forces?

SOF personnel are required to infiltrate and exfiltrate to and from operational areas dismounted, carrying heavy loads and manipulating personal and support weapons systems and other heavy equipment. SOF personnel perform insertions and assaults on targets by: Parachuting onto ground or into water; Climbing ladders and cliffs; Rappelling; Conducting close-quarters battle (CQB); and Battle drills… Read More

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Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat in the USMC?

Research Paper Title U.S. Marine Corps Research Findings: Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat? Abstract This is an Interim Special Report on the multi-phased research effort, initiated by Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos to gather quantitative data identifying the physical strength requirements of combat arms units. The goal is to find ways… Read More

What is the Number of Women in the Royal Armoured Corps as of October 2017?

Table 1 provides an outline of the number of women in the British Army’s Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) as of October 2017. Table 1: Women in the Royal Armoured Corps Type Untrained Trained Regular 5 5 Reserve 5 or less 30 Source: Defence Statistics (Army) Note: Numbers are rounded in accordance with MOD policy. The… Read More