New MSc in Defence Innovation Announced

This September, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom will launch their first Masters of Science (MSc) in Defence Innovation in partnership with King’s College London. As the latest step to modernise Joint Professional Military Education, the MSc looks to build a repository of skills and experience in using hypothesis-and-test rationale to solve real-world defence… Read More

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What is an Iron Eagle?

In US military slang, an Iron Eagle is a military officer who has attained the rank of Colonel (OF-5) but will not be promoted to the rank of General (OF-6 to OF-9). The term refers to the rank insignia a colonel wears, which resembles an eagle. Reasons for Becoming an Iron Eagle There are several… Read More

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

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