Are Female Service Personnel prepared for the Demands of Full Active Duty in the First Year Postpartum?

Research Paper Title Female UK Army Service Personnel Are at Greater Risk of Work-Related Morbidity on Return to Duty Postpartum. Background The 2016 Interim Report on the Health Risks to Women in Ground Close Combat Roles highlighted an increased risk of skeletal injury and significant physiological changes, including increased ligament laxity and decreased bone mineral… Read More

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First Woman to Graduate US Special Forces Training

A female US National Guard soldier is set to graduate US Army Special Forces training, donning the coveted Green Beret, at the end of the month. She passed Robin Sage, a unique Unconventional Warfare exercise and the culminating event in the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC; Q course), earlier this week. Reports suggest she passed… Read More

How Many Women Have Expressed Interest in the Royal Marines (2018-2019)?

Table 1 outlines the number of female expressions of interest (EOI) to the Royal Marines by calendar year for 2018 and 2019. Type/Year 2018 2019 Royal Marines Officer 150 120 Royal Marines Other Rank 710 1070 Royal Marines Band Service 290 180 Total 1150 1380 Table 2 outlines the number of females by selection and… Read More

What are the Sex Differences in Response to Exercise Heat Stress in the Context of the Military Environment?

Research Paper Title Sex differences in response to exercise heat stress in the context of the military environment. Background Women can now serve in ground close combat (GCC) roles, where they may be required to operate alongside men in hot environments. However, relative to the average male soldier, female soldiers are less aerobically fit, with… Read More

The First Woman is Set to Pass US Army Special Forces Training & Join the Green Berets

The first woman is expected to graduate from the US Army’s special forces, aka Green Beret, qualification course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant. A US Army National Guard soldier is set to become the first female Green Beret in coming weeks, according to military officials, following the Pentagon’s opening of all combat and Special… Read More

US Air Force: First Female Airman Enters Combat Controller Training

As reported in the Air Force Times on 18 November 2019, the Air Force confirmed on 14 October 2019 that the first female airman was in the training pipeline to become a combat controller. The enlisted combat control candidate began the eight-week special warfare preparatory course on 14 October 2019 and, if she graduates, she… Read More