Do As I’m Told…

“Soldiers do what they are told to do. It’s leadership that’s the key. Young men and women join the Army; if they’re with competent, confident, capable leaders they turn into good soldiers.” Sergeant Major of the Army Robert E. Hall (1947 to Present) Robert E. Hall is a retired United States Army soldier who served… Read More

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What was the 2011 NATO Attack in Pakistan?

Introduction The 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan (also known as the Salala incident, Salala attack or 26/11 attacks) was a border skirmish that occurred when US-led NATO forces engaged Pakistani security forces at two Pakistani military checkposts along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Saturday, 26 November 2011, with both sides later claiming that the other had… Read More

Three Properties…

“Just as the diamond requires three properties for its formation – carbon, heat, and pressure – successful leaders require the interaction of three properties – character, knowledge, and application. Like carbon to the diamond, character is the basic quality of the leader. But as carbon alone does not create a diamond, neither can character alone… Read More

Character Strength Changes & Deployment

Research Paper Title Development of character strengths across the deployment cycle among US Army soldiers. Background Despite a narrative of post-traumatic growth and resilience, research reliably demonstrating positive character development following adversity has proved elusive. In the current study, the researchers examined changes in character strengths in Army soldiers deploying for the first time. Method… Read More

What are Soldiers’ Attitudes Toward Behavioural Health Profiles in the US Army?

Research Paper Title Soldier Attitudes Toward Behavioural Health Profiles in the US Army. Background Behavioural health (BH) readiness is a critical component of US Army personnel readiness. Medical providers issue BH profiles in order to communicate BH-related duty limitations to the commander and reflect BH force readiness on both micro/macro-levels. A recent report indicates BH… Read More

What was the Continental Army (1775-1783)?

Introduction The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the former British colonies that later became the United States of America. Established by a resolution of the Congress on 14 June 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies… Read More

Sleep Disorder Symptoms & PTSD in US Army Personnel

Research Paper Title Sleep Problems in Active Duty Military Personnel Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Presence, Change, and Impact on Outcomes. Background To examine sleep disorder symptom reports at baseline and post-treatment in a sample of active duty US Army Soldiers receiving treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Explore sleep-related predictors of outcomes. Methods… Read More