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

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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

Is Sleep Duration Inversely Related to Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury?

Research Paper Title Sleep duration and musculoskeletal injury incidence in physically active men and women: A study of U.S. 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

The First Woman is Set to Pass US Army Special Forces Training & Join the Green Berets

The first woman is expected to graduate from the US Army’s special forces, aka Green Beret, qualification course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant. A US Army National Guard soldier is set to become the first female Green Beret in coming weeks, according to military officials, following the Pentagon’s opening of all combat and Special… Read More

Types of Injuries on the US Army’s Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Course

Research Paper Title Medical Encounters During the United States Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. Background The Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) is an extremely physically and mentally demanding 19- to 20-day course designed to determine whether Soldiers are qualified to enter the Special Forces Qualification Course. As a first step to understand… Read More

Are Shoulder Strength & Kinematic Characteristics Risk Factors for Shoulder Injury in the Special Forces Population?

Research Paper Title Evaluation of Shoulder Strength and Kinematics as Risk Factors for Shoulder Injury in United States Special Forces Personnel. Background Musculoskeletal injuries at the shoulder are highly prevalent and place a large burden on United States Special Forces personnel. Literature is lacking regarding the risk factors for these types of injuries. The purpose… Read More