AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States
Over the past thirty years, ground combatants have experienced tremendous increases in lethality, survivability, and resilience compared to soldiers of old. All of these increases are a direct result of improved understanding of how human beings operate, particularly under the stress of deadly threat. This improved training revolution began in the 1980s with the human performance movement, driven by an Army Research Institute study on enhancing human performance. The results of these studies created a large stir, and had numerous offshoot works in multiple disciplines--self-help books for executives, performance imagery works for athletes, and of particular use to this thesis--the genesis of a new discipline--warrior science.