What is the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. 2.0 What is the Purpose of the Scheme? “The objective of the scheme is to help parliamentarians understand the work of the armed forces and foster genuine personally informed contributions to participate in defence debates.” (AFPS, 2015). A really good outline of… Read More

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How to Maximise Online Education Opportunities for Military Personnel?

Technology has made it possible for military men and women interested in acquiring a college education to take classes regardless of their location. Whether they are training in a tough military barracks environment or stationed far away from home, military friendly schools online allow them to have a work and life balance. Furthermore, there are… Read More

Military Education Support Programmes

People in the military spend a lot of time training and fighting for their country. Sometimes, they do not have enough time for education but they have to get the right and proper training. Therefore, you can find several military education support programmes provided by the army that offer great opportunities. These programmes provide a… Read More

Advancement: Tarpaulin Sailors & the Royal Navy Academy

“In the early 18th century, the “tarpaulin” sailor found it ever increasingly difficult to advance in the Navy of the British Empire (Karsten, 1972). Most officer candidates were coming from the more educated class of the nobility and gentry because they could provide for their own education. However, to further enhance naval officer education and… Read More

Bachelor Degree’s & the US Navy…

“In 1925, almost the entire [US Navy] officer corps had a bachelor’s degree. However, in 1956, only 56% of commissioned officers had a bachelor’s degree, and this rate would not break 95% again until 1980.” (Lehner, 2008, p.3). Reference Lehner, W.D. (2008) An Analysis of Naval Officer Accession Programs. Master’s Thesis. Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate… Read More

The Art & Science of Warfare…

“Instruction in the art and science of warfare through training and education is the time tested method for molding combat leaders. Training provides the means to complete a job or an assignment. It can be given directly to an individual or to a larger group or unit. Education provides for intellectual development and the cultivation… Read More

Education, Religion & Clever Devils…

“Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as… Read More