ORIENTEERING ‒ A NECESSARY SPORTS DISCIPLINE FOR TRAINING THE MILITARY

Authors

  • George-Florin BĂIȚAN Academia Tehnică Militară

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53477/2284-9378-22-67

Keywords:

military physical education, orienteering, land navigation, map

Abstract

 

Today, the complexity of tactical operations and deployments is such that the body is essential for all military personnel, who must be able to interpret a map and be able to use a compass to move quickly and efficiently on the battlefield. Orienteering can be used to develop many of the qualities that are essential to a loyal, dignified, and honest military man. Finding your way to your destination gives you the guidance you need to navigate a complex and rugged terrain, while moving fast, combining orienteering skills and aerobic exercise capacity. To be competitive at this level, he must train regularly, not only to increase motor skills (such as speed and endurance), but also to acquire cognitive (mental) skills. Soldiers who engage in specific physical activity benefit from an increase in cardiovascular capacity, power, and energy that allow them to sustain physical or mental exertion for long periods of time, builds a certain level of self-awareness and develops a sense of team cohesion.

Author Biography

George-Florin BĂIȚAN, Academia Tehnică Militară

Mr. Băiţan George Florin este asistent universitar la Academia Tehnică Militară unde predă, începând cu anul universitar 2007-2008, cursurile de Educaţie fizică militară şi Educaţie fizică şi sport. Este absolvent al Liceului Militar „Ştefan cel Mare” din Câmpulung-Moldovenesc, promoţia 1996, şi al Facultăţii Militare de Educaţie Fizică şi Sport „General Virgil I. Bădulescu” din cadrul Academiei Naţionale de Educaţie Fizică şi Sport – Bucureşti, promoţia 2000. În anul 2005, cînd era încadrat ca ofiţer în compartimentul conducere operaţii şi instrucţie, a participat timp de 6 luni cu Batalionul 2 Infanterie „Călugăreni” la misiunea „Antica Babilonia” din Irak. În anul 2011 finalizează cursurile masterului de Managementul activităţilor de educaţie fizică şi sport din cadrul Facultăţii de Educaţie Fizică şi Sport a Universităţii Ecologice din Bucureşti. A participat la două activităţi de tip Staff Mobility – Training în cadrul programului ERASMUS, la Academia Forţelor Terestre din Wroclaw, Polonia în anul 2014 şi la Universitatea din Amsterdam, Olanda în anul 2015. Începând cu 01.10.2014 este student doctorand la Şcoala doctorală din cadrul Universităţii Naţionale de Apărare „Carol I”, domeniul „Ştiinţe militare”.

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2022-04-19

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