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
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
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.
Below is a brief outline of the British Armed Forces recruitment and selection process. Attraction method. Call centre contact. Basic filter checks: pass/fail. Personal details contact. Residency application required? Eligibility trade test: pass/fail. Selection interview: pass/fail. Medical: pass/fail. Fitness test: pass/fail. Security checks: pass/fail. Pre-joining course: pass/fail. Enlist and start training. Detailed information on the… Read More
Research Paper Title The application of subjective job task analysis techniques in physically demanding occupations: evidence for the presence of self-serving bias. Background The aim of this study was to determine if perceptions of physically demanding job tasks are biased by employee demographics and employment profile characteristics including: Age; Sex; Experience; Length of tenure; Rank;… Read More
Research Paper Title The viability of hearing protection device fit-testing at navy and marine corps accession points. Background The viability of hearing protection device (HPD) verification (i.e., fit-testing) on a large scale was investigated to address this gap in a military accession environment. Methods Personal Attenuation Ratings (PARs) following self-fitted (SELF-Fit) HPDs were acquired from… Read More
Research Paper Title Proposing Using Waist-to-Height Ratio as the Initial Metric for Body Fat Assessment Standards in the U.S. Army. Background Soldiers failing to meet Army Regulation 600-9 (AR 600-9) for weight-to-height standards are required to undergo body fat taping assessment. This article describes a clinical performance improvement project in which battalion medical staff identified… Read More