Stresses & Responsibilities…

“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

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New Plank Record

A 62-Year-old former US Marine has set a world record for maintaining the plank. On 15 February 2020, George Hood kept static for an incredible 8 hours 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Hood, a former US Marine and retired Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent, has broken the record for longest plank before, in 2011… Read More

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

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