Waist-to-Height Ratio, Body Fat & Military Recruitment

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

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British Army Recruitment & Temperamental Unsuitability

Research Paper Title Issues In Temperamental Unsuitability Re-Examining Concepts And Current Practice In The British Army. Abstract Currently, in the UK military, and particularly in the Army, a significant number of personnel are regularly discharged on the grounds of being assessed as “Temperamentally Unsuitable (TU) for military duties”, under Queen’s Regulations (QRs): (Army) 9.414 and 9.434 (1). In the last two years (2001-2003), preliminary… Read More

Interviews: Yes, They Really Did Ask That…

Although most interviewers during the recruitment process will ask relevant and appropriate questions, not everyone is so enlightened according the CIPDs People Management magazine (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). “A new list of the most shocking questions in recent UK graduate interviews, compiled by lawyers Thomas Mansfield, takes us back to the heyday of… Read More

The Pentagon’s Child Recruiting Strategy (for the Military)

Dr Gary Evans writes a very interesting piece about the US Military’s recruitment and selection strategy, highlighting some of the tactics they use and the legal exemptions they have been granted. If you are interested in the contemporaneous debate on data privacy concerning US and UK intelligence agencies, then you may be interested in some… Read More

US Military Recruitment: A Tight Squeeze

An article by Ted Boscia (Assistant Director for Communications in the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University) At a time when American military forces are stretched thin overseas, a growing number of potential recruits are too fat to enlist, according to an analysis by Cornell economists. In the past half-century, the number of women of… Read More