Top 5 Military Training Colleges

More and more young people choose to pursue college education as a means to learn skills and get better career prospects. To some of these students, there’s more to college education than learning a certain subject or majoring in things like history, mathematics, and engineering. They choose to do one more thing – serve their… Read More

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British Army to Scrap CLM for the Army Leadership Development Programme

The Command, Leadership and Management (CLM) course is being scrapped in favour of a more challenging package that troops must complete in full before being able to promote. From October 2020, all Regular soldiers from Lance Corporal to Warrant Officer will instead undertake the Army Leadership Development Programme. They will get one year to finish… 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

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

What is a “Tarpaulin” Sailor?

“In the early 16th century, the modern navies acquired officers from the ranks of enlisted sailors, who had worked their way up to command. These officers are known as “tarpaulin” sailors. They were from very modest families, but were highly experienced with ship handling and naval warfare. The respective navies of the world powers grew… 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