This report describes new assessment alternatives for Army Combat Service Support (CSS) staff training. It was developed as part of a larger project to design training alternatives for the Army’s Theater Support Command, which was newly formed at the time the project was initiated. The work was conducted in the Manpower and Training Program of RAND’s Arroyo Center, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.
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Combat sports require a high degree of fitness, strength, power and flexibility from its participants. Muscular endurance and core strength are also equally important. Training for combat sports requires that different fitness components be trained on different days so that all aspects of conditioning can be addressed.
Public employment services and employers face a major challenge with the scale of
unemployment in Europe, in particular among young persons. To boost the employability
levels is key to re-launch growth, taking also into consideration vulnerable groups. The
potential for job creation in sectors such as the green economy, ICT, health and is not fully
exploited. Education and training systems are not keeping up with changing labour market
needs – resulting in shortages in key areas like science, mathematics and e-skills.
Positivity rates appear low in these populations, around 4 to 7 percent, except for a 32 percent positivity rate for
VILI in Angola. Investigators noted that many test providers were not able to distinguish the color changes seen
in VILI-positive cases from irrelevant conditions such as ectropion or inflammation, in spite of repeated training.
This may be a limitation of VILI in these settings. Another challenge identified in the studies was providing
During the implementation, VNRC carried out only about half of its planned monitoring activities, due to the
intensive scheduling of activities and availability of time among project teams at different levels. In order to
address at least part of this challenge, VNRC has mobilized two staff from the Ho Chi Minh City
representative office to support monitoring the training for volunteers in the three targeted provinces of Ho
Chi Minh, Dong Nai and Binh Duong.
Despite increasing international recognition of the threat posed by terrorists’ use of the
Internet in recent years, there is currently no universal instrument specifically addressing
this pervasive facet of terrorist activity. Moreover, there is limited specialized training
available on the legal and practical aspects of the investigation and prosecution of terrorism
cases involving the use of the Internet. The present publication complements
the existing resources developed by UNODC in the areas of counter-terrorism, cybercrime
and rule of law.
The research described in this report was prepared for the United States Navy. The research was conducted in the R AND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002.
However, these events are but the immediate manifestation of a continuing dependent relationship that involves three types of interactions: licensing CBW drugs and biologics, especially vaccines; using Investigational New Drugs in military combat (and other special situations); and ensuring the compliance of producers with manufacturing requirements. DoD has not been well organized to respond to FDA. This report proposes various education and training programs that should be initiated for all defense personnel engaged in the development or acquisition of drugs and biologics for CBW defense.
The photograph facing this page is an extraordinary image. Billy
Sunday is poised to deliver a dramatic blow to the chin of Satan. Sunday
used this pose and other active postures regularly in his promotional
materials and sermons to illustrate the spiritual combat all individuals
fight against sin. Rare among early prints, this photograph is date
stamped. Taken as a publicity photograph in March 1918 by the Chicago
Daily News, this image of Sunday would have been displayed in the
newspaper as a cutout figure without any background during his
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As the U.S. Army transforms its combat force, inevitably the institu-
tional Army—the “generating force” that ﬁlls and sustains the Army’s
combat units—must change as well. Stabilizing soldiers at posts and
in units demands diﬀerent personnel and training routines from those
that supported the Army’s long-standing “individual replacement”
Project AIR FORCE (PAF), a division of RAND, is the Air Force federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for studies and analyses. It provides the Air Force with independent analyses of policy alternatives affecting the development, employment, combat readiness, and support of current and future aerospace forces. Research is performed in four programs: Aerospace Force Development; Manpower, Personnel, and Training; Resource Management; and Stra