How Many Women Have Expressed Interest in the Royal Marines (2018-2019)?

Table 1 outlines the number of female expressions of interest (EOI) to the Royal Marines by calendar year for 2018 and 2019. Type/Year 2018 2019 Royal Marines Officer 150 120 Royal Marines Other Rank 710 1070 Royal Marines Band Service 290 180 Total 1150 1380 Table 2 outlines the number of females by selection and… Read More

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Are Pre-service Military-related & Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces?

Research Paper Title Pre-service Military-related and Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces. Background The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) have a substantial manning deficit as more personnel leave than join. This article identified pre-service, military, and mental health factors giving rise to leaving the UKAF and estimated the contributions to leaving of… Read More

The Best Military Academies in the USA

Studying at a military academy is a bit different from going to a traditional college or university. What is more, the application process differs as well. You will need to pass a medical exam and undergo a candidate fitness assessment in addition to submitting the results of your standardised tests. Here is the list of… Read More

Teeth And The Surprising Way That They Can Affect Your Military Enlistment

Physically fit, medically healthy, psychologically sound. These are the basic (and obvious) qualities that an aspiring enlistee should have. Then there are other qualities that are not so obvious. So, let us pretend the title has not given the gist of the article away like the plentiful Avengers: Endgame spoilers that are currently rampant. Yes,… Read More

What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)?

What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)? The NCS plays a vital and respected role helping to nationally recruit the right number of suitably committed and capable young people to join the Naval Service: Royal Navy; Royal Marines; RM Band Service; Maritime Reserve Forces; and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). What is the Role of the… Read More

What is the Number of Potential Army Applicants who Failed a Counter-terrorism Check in 2016?

During 2016, less than five British Army applicants that underwent a counter-terrorism (CT) check were rejected on the basis of failing to meet this element of their security check. As per Defence Statistics rules, the number has been rounded to avoid bias and preserve anonymity. Reference FOI 2017/05024 dated 22 May 2017.

British Armed Forces: Update On Residency Requirements for Commonwealth Soldiers

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has decided to scrap the residency requirements for Commonwealth soldiers. As part of a drive to increase the number of applicants for roles in the British Armed Forces, the MOD has reduced the residency requirement to zero from five years, meaning applicants are not required to have lived in… Read More