What is the Association of Sickle Cell Trait & Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness?

Research Paper Title Association of Sickle Cell Trait and Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness. Background This study aimed to determine the association between sickle cell trait (SCT) as a binary variable and haemoglobin S percentage as a stratified categorical variable with aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Methods This retrospective cohort study included all recruits who… Read More


What is the Number of British Army Personnel who Fail to Complete Phase 1 Initial Training (2010 to 2016)?

Table 1 provides an outline of the numbers who either completed training or where discharged. Table 1: British Army discharge (DI) and output (OP)  Entry Type [1] 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 DI OP DI OP DI OP Regular Officer 80 580 50 650 70 630 CIC 830 1010 1250 2370 910 2170 CMS 750 4360 860… Read More

Linking Recruit Training & Civic Education

Research Paper Title Does U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Training Constitute a Type of Civic Education? Abstract In what respects can military basic training affect veterans’ civic identities? According to a 2015 report published by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), military service positively affects civic health. While social scientists have also noted this possible connection,… Read More

Soldiering: Training & Practice

“This was what proper soldiering was about. Training men for war, and then, if need be, putting that training into practice.” (Scarrow, 2015, p.60). Reference Scarrow, S. (2015) Britannia. London: Headline Publishing Group.

Physical Training for Loaded Marching Performance Among British Army Recruits.

Research Paper Title Physical Training for Loaded Marching Performance Among British Army Recruits. Abstract Study 1 quantified the validity and repeatability of an automated on-line (ON) gas analysis system during sub-maximal loaded marching (LM) against that of the Douglas Bag (DB) approach. The 95% ratio Limits of Agreement (LoA) revealed the ON system systematically overestimated V02 by -16%… Read More

Conformity, Ethics & Recruit Training

“[…]within the ethical decisionmaking framework described by MCU, how does our institutional culture, specifically recruit training, diminish the capacity of a Marine to act ethically? […]I believe that the dehumanization and tearing down of a recruit by the methods we currently employ in recruit training is the first step in contributing to a mental attitude… Read More