Specific Tactical Training Phases may have on Physical Performance

Research Paper Title Altered Physical Performance Following Advanced Special Operations Tactical Training. Background The purpose of this study was to determine how the unique challenges of specific military tactical training phases influence overall physical performance characteristics. Methods Broad jump, 5-10-5, 300-yd shuttle, percent body fat (%BF), anaerobic power (AP) and anaerobic capacity (AC), maximal oxygen… Read More

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Teacher & Scholar…

“The relationship between officers and men should in no sense be that of superior and inferior, nor that of master and servant, but rather that of teacher and scholar. In fact, it should partake of the nature of the relationship between father and son, to the extent that officers, especially commanding officers, are responsible for… Read More

Does US Marine Corps Infantry Training Reduce the TNF-α Stress Response induced by an Acute Bout of Exercise?

Research Paper Title TNF-α Stress Response Is Reduced Following Load Carriage Training Background Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a potent pro-inflammatory cytokine involved in the acute phase stress response. The genetic variant, rs1800629, is located in the promoter region of the TNF-α gene and has been shown to affect the production of TNF-α. The purpose… Read More

Is There an Association Between Dietary Supplement Use & ICD-9-CM Code Classification in Active Duty US Navy & Marine Corps Service Members?

Research Paper Title Association Between Dietary Supplement Use and ICD-9-CM Code Classification in Active Duty US Navy and Marine Corps Service Members. Background This study is the first, to the knowledge of the researchers, to examine associations of survey-reported dietary supplement use with medical record diagnoses, rather than retrospective self-reported supplement use at the time… Read More

Being Surrounded…

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us … they can’t get away this time.” General Lewis B. Puller (1898 to 1971) Lewis Burwell ‘Chesty’ Puller was a Lieutenant General in the US Marine Corps who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a… Read More

PTSD & Other Mental Health Conditions Among US Soldiers & Marines, 2001-2011

Research Paper Title Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, and Any Mental Health Condition Among U.S. Soldiers and Marines, 2001-2011. Background Understanding mental health disorder diagnosis and treatment seeking among active-duty military personnel is a topic with both clinical and policy implications. It has been well documented in military populations that individual-level… Read More

What Matters? Ready vs Winning…

“Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.” Victor H. Krulak (1913 to 2008) Victor Harold “Brute” Krulak was a Lieutenant General of the US Marine Corps who saw action in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Krulak was considered a visionary by fellow Marines, was the author of… Read More