• George-Florin BĂIȚAN Ferdinand I” Military Technical Academy



military pentathlon; physical training; combat training; emotional behaviors; military physical education; CISM.


The contemporary operational environment in which the military carries out its military actions is a complex one and, therefore, requires the completion of an effective training program, a process of continuous education of the physical qualities and motor skills indispensable to the fighters. Therefore, the use of specific and associated means of sports training, customized according to the specific content of the military pentathlon, becomes extremely useful, because it has the role of improving the skills of the military and achieving maximum performance through them. Since its inception, the military pentathlon has been designed to help increase the level of physical training of the military and to capitalize on their ability to perform, a competition that was specifically related to physical, mental, intellectual, practical, creative abilities and leadership required of the military on the battlefield.

Author Biography

George-Florin BĂIȚAN, Ferdinand I” Military Technical Academy

Lt.col. Băiţan George Florin is a senior instructor in the Military Technical Academy "Ferdinand I" where he teaches, starting with the academic year 2007-2008, the disciplines: Military Physical Education and Physical Education and Sports. He is a graduate of the "Ştefan cel Mare" Military High School from Câmpulung-Moldovenesc, class of 1996, and of the Military Faculty of Physical Education and Sports "General Virgil I. Bădulescu" from the National Academy of Physical Education and Sports - Bucharest, class of 2000. The title of doctor in the field of Military Sciences awarded in 2018 by the National Defense University "Carol I".

In 2005, when he was assigned to the operations and training command department, he participated for 6 months with the 2nd Infantry Battalion "Călugăreni" in the "Antica Babilonia" mission in Iraq. He completed his academic training by graduating several specialized courses, master's degree studies, postgraduate training programs and continuing professional development or participating in Erasmus + mobility projects (in countries such as: France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Bulgaria).

He has a vast scientific activity, being the author of a number of 4 books with the titles: "Sports Orientation", "Physical training of the Romanian Army in the context of NATO integration", "Admission to military educational institutions in the Ministry of National Defense - evidence sports" and "Movement games in military physical education", participating in scientific communication sessions and publishing articles (16 papers), published mainly by the publishing house of the National Defense University "Carol I".


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*** Military Physical Education Regulations, Publishing House of the Technical-Editorial Center of the Army, Bucharest, 2013.
*** Training Guide for Military Pentathlon, ”Obstacle course”, Vienna, 2000.
Băițan G.F., Romanian Army servicemen’s physical training in the framework of NATO integration, ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House, Bucharest, 2019.
Ciapa G.C., Romanian Army servicemen’s physical training in modern conflict, ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House, Bucharest, 2018.
Gdonteli K., ”Investigation of the obstacle course performance at the Hellenic Military Academy”, Journal of Physical Education & Sport, 15(2), 2015.
Pelmuș A.D., Development of the motor capacity of the military personnel, Publishing House of the Technical-Editorial Center of the Army, Bucharest, 2021.
Ribas P.R., Cognitive Interventions in High Performance Sportive: Can Sport Simulate Combat?, Brazil Armed Forces, 2004.
Sopa I.S., Pomohaci M., ”Research regarding physical testing in the military pentathlon at the 50 m race with obstacles”, Land Forces Academy Review, Vol. XXIV, No 1(93), Sibiu, 2019.