Placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance was the focus for 325 scientists from around the world, who gathered in Boston this week for the 2014 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, to share ideas and increase efficiency in those areas. Among the topics discussed, was the effect of load carriage on health and performance. Pictured here, Spc. Arielle Mailloux gets some help adjusting her prototype Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest from Capt. Lindsey Pawlowski, Aug. 21, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Both Soldiers are with the 1st Brigade Combat Team Female Engagement Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). These prototypes were designed specifically for the needs of female Soldiers, with shorter torso length and other improvements.

International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important....READ MORE

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