Who was Roger Donlon?

Introduction Roger Hugh Charles Donlon (born January 30, 1934) is a former United States Army officer. He is the first person to receive the Medal of Honour in the Vietnam War, as well as the first member of the United States Army Special Forces to be so honoured. Early Life and Education Donlon was born… Read More

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Who was Gary M. Rose?

Introduction Gary Michael Rose (born 17 October 1947) is a retired United States Army officer (1967-1987) and a Vietnam War veteran. For his actions during the war, Rose was recommended for the Medal of Honour, but this was downgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross due to the classified nature of the mission in Laos. He… Read More

Is There an Association between Healthy Behaviours and Being Physically & Mentally Stronger?

Research Paper Title Mental health, physical health, and health-related behaviours of US Army Special Forces. Background To prospectively examine the health and health-related behaviours of Army Special Forces personnel in comparison with two distinct, but functionally similar Army groups. Methods Special Forces, Ranger Qualified, and General Purposes Forces enrolled in the Millennium Cohort Study were… Read More

Is There an Association between Sleep Duration & Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury?

Research Paper Title Sleep duration and musculoskeletal injury incidence in physically active men and women: A study of US Army Special Operation Forces soldiers. Background In physically demanding occupations or athletic populations, sleep has been shown to be an important factor for both performance and recovery. However, evidence is limited on sleep duration and its… Read More

Is Diet Quality Associated with Physical Performance & Special Forces Selection?

Research Paper Title Diet Quality Is Associated with Physical Performance and Special Forces Selection. Background This study determined associations between diet quality measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015, physical performance, and successful selection following a US Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection course characterised by arduous cognitive and physical demands. Methods The HEI-2015 scores… Read More

Is Diet Quality Associated with Physical Performance & Special Forces Selection?

Research Paper Title Diet Quality Is Associated with Physical Performance and Special Forces Selection. Background This study determined associations between diet quality measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015, physical performance, and successful selection following a US Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection course characterized by arduous cognitive and physical demands. Methods The HEI-2015 scores… Read More

First Woman to Graduate US Special Forces Training

A female US National Guard soldier is set to graduate US Army Special Forces training, donning the coveted Green Beret, at the end of the month. She passed Robin Sage, a unique Unconventional Warfare exercise and the culminating event in the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC; Q course), earlier this week. Reports suggest she passed… Read More