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

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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

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

What is the Pass Rate for the Joint Air Intelligence Course (2014-2016)?

The Joint Air Intelligence Course (JAIC) is delivered by the Joint Intelligence Training Group (JITG), formerly known as the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC). The JAIC caters for a maximum of 16 students per course. Table 1 highlights the pass rate for the JAIC between 2014 and 2017. Table 1: Pass Rates of JAIC… Read More