What was the Colorado War?

Introduction The Colorado War was an Indian War fought in 1864 and 1865 between the Southern Cheyenne, Arapaho, and allied Brulé and Oglala Sioux (or Lakota) peoples versus the US army, Colorado militia, and white settlers in Colorado Territory and adjacent regions. The Kiowa and the Comanche played a minor role in actions that occurred… Read More

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What is the Saint Patrick’s Battalion?

Introduction The Saint Patrick’s Battalion (Spanish: Batallón de San Patricio, later reorganised as the Foreign Legion of Patricios) was a unit of 175 to several hundred (accounts vary) immigrants and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Formed and led… Read More

How Many Soldiers-in-training are likely to Seek Help when Experiencing a Mental Health Problem?

Research Paper Title Identifying Risk and Resilience Factors Associated With the Likelihood of Seeking Mental Health Care Among U.S. Army Soldiers-in-Training. Background The Department of Defence aims to maintain mission readiness of its service members. Therefore, it is important to understand factors associated with treatment seeking in order to identify areas of prevention and intervention… Read More

Reasonable Justice…

“‘Men demand a reasonable degree of justice. They expect a leader to be fair and understanding. A single act of glaring injustice will injure his prestige and influence. Men must trust their leader in order to follow him.” “The Human Element in War,” by Major General Charles P. Summerall, Chief of Staff of the US… 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

Making the Case for Menstrual Suppression for Military Women

Research Paper Title Making the Case for Menstrual Suppression for Military Women. Background Women account for nearly 17% of the soldiers serving in the US Army. As of 2016, all combat jobs are open to women, and females are now assigned to every combat arms military occupational specialty. While serving with demonstrated success, women are… Read More

What is the Impact of Musculoskeletal Injuries on US Army Readiness?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries and United States Army Readiness Part I: Overview of Injuries and Their Strategic Impact. Background Noncombat injuries (“injuries”) greatly impact soldier health and United States (U.S.) Army readiness; they are the leading cause of outpatient medical encounters (more than two million annually) among active component (AC) soldiers. Noncombat musculoskeletal injuries… Read More