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

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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

A Snapshot of the Makeup of the British Army (01 July 2007)

Research Paper Title “A Moment in Time”. The British Army at a Moment in Time: A Look at and From It of the Makeup of the Regular and Territorial Army. Abstract Entitled a “Moment In Time” this document looks at the British Army and the various related military and civil organisations as from 1st July 2007.… Read More

The Effects of Basic Training on British Army Regular & Reserve Recruits

Research Paper Title Effects of basic training in the British Army on regular and reserve army personnel. Background The aim of this study was to compare changes in aerobic fitness and body composition in response to British Army (regular) and Territorial Army (reserve) basic training. Methods Eleven regular recruits, 14 reserve recruits, and 20 controls… Read More

US Army: Linking Burdensomeness, Belongingness & Capability

Research Paper Title The Associations Between Army National Guard Versus Active Duty Soldier Status and Perceived Burdensomeness, Thwarted Belongingness, and Acquired Capability. Background This study aimed to examine if levels of thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and acquired capability significantly differed between guardsmen and active duty soldiers. Methods Multivariate analysis of covariance was used to test… Read More

What is the Incidence of Exertional Hyponatremia in the US Armed Forces, 2001-2016

Research Paper Title Update: Exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2016. Abstract From 2001 through 2016, there were 1,519 incident diagnoses of exertional hyponatremia among active component service members (incidence rate: 6.9 cases per 100,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The incidence rate in 2016 (6.6 cases per 100,000 p-yrs) represented a decrease of 23.3% from 2015.… Read More