Integration of Expeditionary Surgical and Resuscitation Teams for Special Operations Forces

Research Paper Title Special Operations Force Risk Reduction: Integration of Expeditionary Surgical and Resuscitation Teams. Abstract Haemorrhage in the pre-surgical setting has been the most significant cause of death on the battlefield. Damage control surgery (DCS) near the point of injury (POI) is not a new concept, but having conventional medical teams supporting Special Operations… Read More

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What are the General Duties of Special Operations Forces?

SOF personnel are required to infiltrate and exfiltrate to and from operational areas dismounted, carrying heavy loads and manipulating personal and support weapons systems and other heavy equipment. SOF personnel perform insertions and assaults on targets by: Parachuting onto ground or into water; Climbing ladders and cliffs; Rappelling; Conducting close-quarters battle (CQB); and Battle drills… Read More

The Grit Effect & Predicting Retention in the Military

Research Paper Title The grit effect: predicting retention in the military, the workplace, school and marriage. Abstract Remaining committed to goals is necessary (albeit not sufficient) to attaining them, but very little is known about domain-general individual differences that contribute to sustained goal commitment. The current investigation examines the association between grit, defined as passion… Read More

What are the Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during Military Training?

Research Paper Title Energy requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during military training. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) regularly engage in physically demanding combat operations and field training exercises, resulting in high daily energy expenditure, and thus increased energy requirements. However, the majority of studies assessing energy requirements of SOF have been conducted on… Read More

Is there an Association of Prospective Lower Extremity MSK Injury & MSK, Balance, & Physiological Characteristics in SOF?

Research Paper Title Association of prospective lower extremity musculoskeletal injury and musculoskeletal, balance, and physiological characteristics in Special Operations Forces. Background Previous research has examined lower extremity (LE) musculoskeletal injury (MSI) patterns and risk factors in Special Operations Forces (SOF) trainees, conventional military personnel, and athletes; however, it is unclear if SOF have the same… Read More

What are the Effects of Deployment on Diet Quality & Nutritional Status of US Army SOF Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Effects of deployment on diet quality and nutritional status markers of elite U.S. Army special operations forces soldiers. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) Soldiers deploy frequently and require high levels of physical and cognitive performance. Nutritional status is linked to cognitive and physical performance. Studies evaluating dietary intake and nutritional status in… Read More

A ‘Hard Day’ at Work!

If you have just completed a really difficult business project with tight deadlines or have just completed a CrossFit session and now think highly of yourself, then spare a thought for the military students (both domestic and international) who undergo months of training at the Venezuelan National Guard Military School (Grupo de Acciones de Comando). China… Read More