The role of physical fitness training programs in improving armed personnel’s tactical and combat readiness to secure land and borders

Authors

  • Jechoniah Akila Colonel Chindit Cantonment
  • Kayode Sunday John Dada Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
  • Suleiman Usman Omeiza Ahmadu Bello University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37944/jams.v5i2.160

Keywords:

physical fitness, combat readiness training, continuous operational activity, Nigerian army personnel, soldier

Abstract

Physical fitness is a fundamental tool for an effective soldier to maintain vigor, alertness, and stamina in operations, and in the performance of all assigned duties in tackling insurgency and insecurity across the nation. Through a review of past studies, this paper highlights the importance of physical fitness of soldiers for combat missions, and its efficacy in ensuring their combat readiness. It also highlights the role of commanders in ensuring that soldiers adhere to standardized physical training fitness programs. This paper concludes by recommending the importance of commanders, physical instructors, tactical unit leaders, coaches, and trainers in soldiers attaining the required physical professional standards in discharging their duties during missions and combat.

Author Biographies

Jechoniah Akila, Colonel Chindit Cantonment

* (First Author) Directorate of Army Physical Training, Colonel Chindit Cantonment, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. [email protected], https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5313-9060

Kayode Sunday John Dada, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

** (Co-Author) Department of Library and Information Science, Librarian Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. [email protected], https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1322-7031

Suleiman Usman Omeiza, Ahmadu Bello University

*** (Corresponding Author) Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Lecturer Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. [email protected], https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3575-2424

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Published

2022-09-07

How to Cite

Akila, J., Dada, K. S. J., & Omeiza, S. U. (2022). The role of physical fitness training programs in improving armed personnel’s tactical and combat readiness to secure land and borders. Journal of Advances in Military Studies, 5(2), 173-190. https://doi.org/10.37944/jams.v5i2.160