Bicuspid Aortic Valve & Its Implications for Military Service

Research Paper Title Three cusps are better than two: bicuspid aortic valve and implications for military service. Background Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation. It is an aortopathy and is associated with other congenital heart disease. Although there is no mortality increase with BAV, the natural history increases the risk… Read More

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Quick Outline of the British Army’s New Fitness Tests

There are now new fitness tests that aspirants will undertake when they attend the Army Assessment Centre. There are three elements that individuals will be tested on: Running; Throwing; and Pull. These elements are tested in the following tests. The Run This is a two-part run: 0.5 mile (800 metre) warm-up jog, taking between 6… Read More

In The Digital Age When Poor Eyesight Is More Common Than Ever, Are There Less People Who Are Qualified To Join The Military?

Joining the military is a selfless and noble deed. Regardless of the reasons for joining (which are many and they vary between individuals), the single constant factor here lies in the fact that there are strict requirements that you have to meet if you want to be able to enlist. With technology as prevalent and… Read More

How Blood Testing Is Important In The Military

Enlisting in the military is never an easy thing to do, and the screening process is quite difficult. The endurance that you need for you to stay in the military will not make the endeavour a walk in the park either. While training is physically strenuous, this is only to prepare you for the even… Read More

Teeth And The Surprising Way That They Can Affect Your Military Enlistment

Physically fit, medically healthy, psychologically sound. These are the basic (and obvious) qualities that an aspiring enlistee should have. Then there are other qualities that are not so obvious. So, let us pretend the title has not given the gist of the article away like the plentiful Avengers: Endgame spoilers that are currently rampant. Yes,… Read More

Wanna Join the Military? Here are Two Ways to Prepare

Being part of the nation’s military force is going to be a great honour. You will be partly responsible for the overall safety of the country and its citizens. But, it is not going to be easy. You really have a lot of preparing to do if you are to succeed as a military professional.… Read More

What is the Number of Potential Army Applicants who Failed a Counter-terrorism Check in 2016?

During 2016, less than five British Army applicants that underwent a counter-terrorism (CT) check were rejected on the basis of failing to meet this element of their security check. As per Defence Statistics rules, the number has been rounded to avoid bias and preserve anonymity. Reference FOI 2017/05024 dated 22 May 2017.