Eight Ball Soldier…

“Platoon Leader: ‘As a green second lieutenant, I got the impression somewhere that the rough, tough individuals (usually the troublemakers in the company) would necessarily be hot shots in combat … A lot of eight balls were tolerated for that reason … and the truth of the matter is … your best soldiers in garrison… Read More

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Soldier TACOS now in One Publication

The major elements of terms of service policy have been put into one publication. Soldier Terms of Service has information on engagements, promotion, assignments, transfers and career opportunities. It is available now on Defence Connect. Reference Soldier. (2020) Terms Made Simple. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. August 2020, pp.14.

What is the Usefulness of Interventions to Enhance the Resilience of Soldiers to Improve their Mental Health & Functioning?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal associations of psychological resilience with mental health and functioning among military personnel: A meta-analysis of prospective studies. Background Military personnel are exposed to severe stressors across different stages of their career that may have a negative impact on mental health and functioning. It is often suggested that psychological resilience plays an… Read More

What Effects do Stressful Life Changes have on Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes among US Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Stressful Life Changes and Their Relationship to Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes Among US Army Soldiers. Background Stressful life changes may tax people’s adaptive capacity. The researchers sought to determine if and when experiences of stressful life changes were associated with increased odds of adverse nutrition-related health outcomes among US Army soldiers relative to… Read More

Linking Sleep, Adverse Childhood Experiences, & Mental Health in Soldiers

Research Paper Title Sleep Disturbance Mediates the Association of Adverse Childhood Experiences With Mental Health Symptoms and Functional Impairment in US Soldiers. Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have long-term impacts on a person’s mental health, which extend into adulthood. There is a high prevalence of ACEs among service members. Further, service members also report… Read More

What is the Mental Health Service Utilisation & Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Mental Health Service Utilization and Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers. Background Scant research has examined mental health treatment utilisation and barriers to care in deployed US soldiers. This study aims to assess mental health treatment utilisation in deployed soldiers, including providers used and barriers to care. Methods US Army… Read More