What was the National Defence Act of 1920?

Introduction The National Defence Act of 1920 (or Kahn Act) was sponsored by United States Representative Julius Kahn, Republican of California. This legislation updated the National Defence Act of 1916 to reorganise the United States Army and decentralise the procurement and acquisitions process for equipment, weapons, supplies and vehicles. It was passed by Congress on… Read More

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What was the National Defence Act of 1916?

Introduction The National Defence Act of 1916, Pub.L. 64–85, 39 Stat. 166, enacted June 3, 1916, was a United States federal law that updated the Militia Act of 1903, which related to the organisation of the military, particularly the National Guard. The principal change of the act was to supersede provisions as to exemptions. The… Read More

What is the Potential Role of Functional Motor Competence to Promote Physical Military Readiness?

Research Paper Title The Potential Role of Functional Motor Competence to Promote Physical Military Readiness: A Developmental Perspective. Background Decreased physical fitness in military recruiting populations is problematic for the development of physical military readiness (PMR) and presents a threat to national security. The demonstration of low levels of fitness may be an indicator of… Read More

Ruck/Load Marching & Risk Factors for ROTC Cadets

Research Paper Title The Effects of Military Style Ruck Marching on Lower Extremity Loading and Muscular, Physiological and Perceived Exertion in ROTC Cadets. Background Military ruck marching with load carriage increases ground reaction forces, which are related to bone stress injuries (BSI). This study’s purpose was to examine whether a ruck march increases impact loading… Read More

Linking Corrective Exercises, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) & Physical Fitness Performance

Research Paper Title The Influence of Corrective Exercises on Functional Movement Screen and Physical Fitness Performance in Army ROTC Cadets. Background The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool designed to identify limitations between sections of the body during fundamental movements. However, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of corrective exercises to improve FMS… Read More

Comparing Three Techniques of Measuring the Body Composition of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets

Research Paper Title Body Composition of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets: A Comparison Across Three Techniques of Measurement. Background Physical fitness is imperative for the Army Reserves Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets to be commissioned for active duty. This project compared the standard anthropometric assessment of ROTC cadets using tape measurement to body composition measurements using… Read More