The Impact of COVID on Gurkha Selection

The latest intake of Gurkha recruits have completed the selection process despite coronavirus restrictions. A total of 340 aspiring soldiers were due to arrive in Catterick as this issue went to press, having been whittled down from 1,600 hopefuls in their native Nepal. With social distancing and regular hand washing becoming the norm, applicants quickly… Read More

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What was the Berry Plan?

Introduction The Berry Plan was a Vietnam War-era programme in the United States that allowed physicians to defer obligatory military service until they had completed medical school and residency training. More than 42,000 physicians and surgeons were affected by the Berry Plan, named after Dr. Frank B. Berry, who served as the Assistant Secretary of… Read More

Developing a Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire (MCAQ)

Research Paper Title Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire in China: Development and Validation. Background To develop the Military Career Adaptability Questionnaire (MCAQ) in China and to test its reliability and validity. Methods In study 1, an open-ended questionnaire survey was conducted among 200 military personnel. Based on the empirical construction by military personnel of various branches,… Read More