British Army Physical Employment Standards (PES)

The following four tables outline the Role Fitness Test (RFT) for: Table 1: Ground Close Combat (GCC) roles, Phase 1 Basic Training (BT) Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 2: GCC roles, Phase 2 Employment Training, or Initial Trade Training (ITT). Table 3: Non-GCC roles, BT Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 4: Non-GCC Output… Read More

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Pay Hike for New British Army Soldiers

The starting salary for soldiers fresh out of Phase 2 (employment) training is rising to £20,000, a rise of about £1,140. Approximately 4,000 junior soldiers are set to benefit from the 6% pay rise. Other personnel, up to Brigadier (OF-6), will receive a 2.9% increase and compensatory allowances have also received a 2.9% rise, including:… Read More

An Overview of (US) Military Training (2000)

Research Paper Title An Overview of Military Training. Abstract Military training means definite but very different things to different people: To the commander of a military unit, it means exercising troops in the field or sailors at sea so that they operate as an integrated, coordinated unit. To military personnel managers, it means preparing and certifying individuals across… Read More

What is the Training Pipeline for a Royal Navy Logistics Officer?

The training pipeline of a Royal Navy (RN) Logistics Officer is: 29 weeks of Initial Officer Training delivered at the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC). 9 weeks shore-based training delivered at the Defence Maritime Logistics School (DMLS). 16 weeks specialist training on a sea-going platform. 8 weeks at DMLS before joining the trained strength. RN… Read More

What is the British Army’s REME Artificer Selection & Training Process?

What are the Types of Artificer? Within the British Army’s Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), there are currently five types of artificer: Artificer Aircraft. Artificer Avionics. Artificer Electronics. Artificer Vehicles. Artificer Weapons. How Are Potential Artificers Identified? Potential artificers are initially identified through the Potential Artificer Assessment Board (PAAB). Although the PAAB does not… Read More

US Army Military Police Training & Injury Incidence

Research Paper Title A prospective investigation of injury incidence and injury risk factors among army recruits in military police training. Background United States Army military police (MP) training is a 19-week course designed to introduce new recruits to basic soldiering skills, Army values and lifestyle, and law enforcement skills and knowledge. The present investigation examined… Read More

Select Royal Navy Petty Officer Training Courses by Training Days & Qualification

Below is an outline of the total course length (training days) and main qualification gained for select Royal Navy Petty Officer courses. Weapon Engineering Petty Officer Engineering Qualifying Course WE POET(QC) calculated in days: POET(WE) – 285 Training Days. POET(CIS) – 105 Training Days. Marine Engineering Petty Officer Engineering Qualifying Course ME POET(QC) calculated in… Read More