Sentimental Men…

“Professional soldiers are sentimental men, for all the harsh realities of their calling. In their wallets and in their memories they carry bits of philosophy, fragments of poetry, quotations from the Scriptures, which, in times of stress and danger speak to them with great meaning.” Matthew Ridgway (1895 to 1993) Matthew Bunker Ridgway was a… Read More

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Does Repeat Chlamydia Diagnoses Increase the Hazard of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease among US Army Women?

Research Paper Title Repeat Chlamydia Diagnoses Increase the Hazard of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease among US Army Women: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Background In the US military, chlamydia is the mostly commonly diagnosed bacterial sexually transmitted infection and the rates of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) have remained high since the early 2000s. Methods The relationship between… Read More

What is the Best Ranger Competition?

1.0    Introduction This article provides an overview of the United States (US) Army’s Best Ranger Competition. You can read about the training undertaken by US Army Rangers here. 2.0     What is the Best Ranger Competition? The competition consists of a series of physical and technical Ranger events spread across three days and two nights. 3.0   … Read More

First Female Soldier to Pass the US Army’s Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Course

In November 2018, a female soldier successfully completed the US Army’s initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) course (Myers, 2018). Several women have attempted the 24-day programme, which is part of the Special Forces selection and training pipeline, since then, but none have made it to the next round. The female soldier will eventually… Read More

What are the Predictors of Wellness Behaviours in US Army Physicians?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Wellness Behaviors in U.S. Army Physicians. Background In 2013, the U.S. Army Surgeon General implemented the Performance Triad (P3), an educational initiative to improve health-related behaviours of soldiers throughout the U.S. Army. The components of P3 are Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition with tenet behaviours for each component. This study reports… Read More

What are the Clinical Diagnoses Leading to Suspension in US Army Aircrew?

Research Paper Title Clinical Diagnoses Leading to Suspension in Army Aircrew: An Epidemiological Study. Background There have been few large-scale epidemiological examinations of military aircrew populations reported in recent literature. This study examined 10 yr of medical records contained in the U.S. Army Aeromedical Electronic Resource Office (AERO) in an effort to identify the most… Read More

What is the Effect of Talking & Crisis Response Plans on Optimism of Acutely Suicidal Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Short-term effects of crisis response planning on optimism in a U.S. Army sample. Background This study examined the short-term effects of a brief crisis intervention on optimism of acutely suicidal soldiers. Methods US Soldiers (N = 97) presenting for an emergency mental health appointment in a military emergency department or behavioural health clinic were… Read More