Abstract Title

The Effectiveness of Military Combat Gear

Abstract

Title: Effectiveness of Military Combat Protective Gear

Technology has become so greatly advanced it is hard to accept the fact that military casualty rates continue to increase at an alarming rate. Are U.S. soldiers receiving the best combat protection possible? Soldiers only have ballistic protection on their chest to protect their essential organs. Major arteries and veins are left unprotected.

A qualitative case study was conducted using in-depth interviews with several military personnel. Interviews were also conducted with managers from companies that produce ballistic fibers and fabrics for Army Combat Uniforms (ACU). In addition, research documents were reviewed and analyzed.

In conclusion, a soldier needs full body protection when in combat. A ballistic, full body uniform design, using Dragon Skin, Kevlar and Spectra Shield, has been created utilizing entrepreneurial design skills. Now that military weapons have become more advanced, it is crucial that ACU meet the demanding threats that soldiers face on the battlefield.

Research Category

Social Science/Education/Public Health

Primary Author's Major

Business Management

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Laura Damiano

Mentor #2 Information

Assistant Dean, Elizabeth Sinclair

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

11-3-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

11-3-2015 5:00 PM

Research Area

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

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The Effectiveness of Military Combat Gear

Title: Effectiveness of Military Combat Protective Gear

Technology has become so greatly advanced it is hard to accept the fact that military casualty rates continue to increase at an alarming rate. Are U.S. soldiers receiving the best combat protection possible? Soldiers only have ballistic protection on their chest to protect their essential organs. Major arteries and veins are left unprotected.

A qualitative case study was conducted using in-depth interviews with several military personnel. Interviews were also conducted with managers from companies that produce ballistic fibers and fabrics for Army Combat Uniforms (ACU). In addition, research documents were reviewed and analyzed.

In conclusion, a soldier needs full body protection when in combat. A ballistic, full body uniform design, using Dragon Skin, Kevlar and Spectra Shield, has been created utilizing entrepreneurial design skills. Now that military weapons have become more advanced, it is crucial that ACU meet the demanding threats that soldiers face on the battlefield.