Who was Oliver North?

Introduction Oliver Laurence North (born 07 October 1943) is an American political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. A veteran of the Vietnam War, North was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran-Contra affair , a political scandal of the late 1980s. It involved the… Read More

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What were the Banana Wars (1898-1934)?

Introduction The Banana Wars were a series of conflicts that consisted of military occupation, police action, and intervention by the United States in Central America and the Caribbean between the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898 to the inception of the Good Neighbour Policy in 1934. The military interventions were primarily carried out by… Read More

Who was John Olof Dahlgren?

Introduction John O. Dahlgren (14 September 1872 to 11 February 1963) was an American corporal serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honour for bravery. Biography Dahlgren was born 14 September 1872 in Kalmar, Sweden and after entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight… Read More

What is the Marine Corps War Memorial?

Introduction The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial) is a national memorial located in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States. The memorial was dedicated in 1954 to all Marines who have given their lives in defence of the United States since 1775. It is located in Arlington Ridge Park within the… Read More

What is the Influence of Limb Dominance & Shoulder Injury on Strength & Explosive Force in US Marines?

Research Paper Title Influence of Limb Dominance and Shoulder Injury on Strength and Explosive Force in US Marines. Background The specialised roles of many military personnel require specific skills and high physical demands, placing unique stresses on the shoulders and increasing risk of injury. As normal dominant/nondominant shoulder asymmetries have been established in military personnel,… Read More

Fibres of Character…

“In these perilous times which face mankind the world over, I would like to stress the moral and ethical side of leadership responsibility. For it is in the area of moral courage, truth and honor that the fibers of character are strengthened sufficiently to sustain men under the great stresses and responsibilities facing our military… Read More

Can We Use a Smartphone to Aid Retention in Elite Forces Training?

Research Paper Title Continuous Measurement of Reconnaissance Marines in Training With Custom Smartphone App and Watch: Observational Cohort Study. Background Specialised training for elite US military units is associated with high attrition due to intense psychological and physical demands. The need to graduate more service members without degrading performance standards necessitates the identification of factors… Read More