Arete 2.2.17

MILITARY/NATIONAL DEFENSE The Air Force Academy Doesn’t Train Warriors Anymore, Ops Lense It’s Time to Create a Megacities Combat Unit, Modern War Institute Senator McCain Outlines His FY18 Defense Budget, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments US Military Developing a Drone that Can Fly for a Week, Motherboard National Defense Council Shakeup, Defense News Defining the Ends, […]

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Q&A 2.2.17

KUDOS Just wanted to pass along that I had my 3rd degree hapkido/jiu-jitsu test on the 21st.  I’m 42, will be 43 in April, 5’9 and 183lbs.  A lot of our guys are former military and current Law Enforcement officers and they let me have it for over an hour.  I was one week short […]

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More Officers, Less Enlisted? Survey Results

    By Charles Bausman Last week we published some surprising statistics on the evolving ratio of officers and enlisted in the United States military. Over the past 15 years, the military has grown it’s officer corps, decreasing the ratio enlisted to officers by a total of 12%. Compared to previous conflicts, the ratio has […]

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Arete 1.26.17

NATIONAL DEFENSE Checklist for US-Russia Cyberwar, Rand Corp One Way to Disarm North Korea, Real Clear Defense Defense Secretary Mattis ‘Hits Ground Running’, National Defense Magazine Pompeo confirmed as CIA chief, CNN Pentagon confirms first drone strikes under President Trump, C4ISRNET US and Israel Run Successful Tests of David’s Sling, Defense News HOMELAND SECURITY/TERRORISM Is […]

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Packet Focus: Military Athlete Greek Hero Packet

By Rob Shaul The Greek Hero Packet of training plans represents the latest evolution of our Fluid Periodization to programming for military athletes and is a worthy younger brother of our thought-leading “Virtue” packet of training plans. The six Greek Hero Plans, Hector, Apollo, Achilles, Ulysses, Perseus and Actaeon together represent 42 weeks of programmed […]

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Q&A 1.26.17

KUDOS Hey Rob! Just wanted to say thanks for all the work you’ve been doing in the functional fitness field. I’ve used your plans a few times in my military career. Most recently your Ruck Based Selection Plan. I attended SFAS in November of this past year and was Selected. I was definitely prepared for […]

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