What is Cassino Squadron?

Introduction Cassino Squadron is the first ever British Army Regular-Reserve hybrid squadron. Operational Command The squadron operates under the command of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. Background Since the spring of 2017 the UK has been providing a rotating reconnaissance element for the Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Poland, under command of the US 2nd… Read More

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What is Active Duty/Service?

Introduction Active duty is a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty. active duty is a United States (US) term, in the United Kingdom (UK) and the Commonwealth of Nations the equivalent term is active service. India The Indian Armed Forces are considered to be one of the largest… Read More

Post-Deployment & Resiliency Factors

Research Paper Title Resiliency factors that protect against post-deployment drug use among male US Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers. Background Service members who have been deployed are at risk for substance use, especially Reserve/Guard troops. However, it is unclear what modifiable factors protect against substance use in this at-risk population. The objective was to… Read More

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

A Quick Outline of Flexible Service in the UK Armed Forces

Flexible Service, effective from 01 April 2019, allows Regular service personnel to: Seek temporary and defined periods of part-time work (a reduction of 20% or 40%); and/or To restrict their separation (lower rate of X-Factor). Periods of flexible service will have an impact on pension benefits. Time Periods The minimum period you can select is… Read More

Do Army Reserve Personnel Receive a ‘Service Leavers Pack’?

Although Regular Army personnel receive a formal ‘Service Leavers Pack’ on release from the British Army, there is no equivalent for the Army Reserves and there are no plans to introduce one. However, the releasing Unit should provide the Reservist with a Certificate of Service and, if held, the Will form. With regards the administrative support for… Read More

What is the Incidence of Acute Injuries for Active Component Members of the US Armed Forces (2008-2017)?

Research Paper Title Incidence of acute injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2017. Abstract Injuries have consistently ranked among the top morbidity burdens among U.S. military service members. This report describes the incidence, trends, types, causes, and dispositions of acute injuries among active component service members by anatomic region. From 2008 through 2017, there were… Read More