Adaptive Resilience Building for Force Preservation to Battle Pandemic the Military Way


  • Samir Rawat Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
  • Abhijit P. Deshpande Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
  • Priya Joshi Military MIND Academy
  • Ole Boe Norwegian Police University College
  • Andrzej Piotrowski University of Gdansk



Adaptive resilience, Cognitive skills, Behavioural skills, Intrapersonal skills, Functional fitness


Resilience may be referred to as the capacity for positive adaptation and to quickly recover from difficulties and significant adversity. After examining operational definitions of related concepts, the article discusses resilience building exercises for functional fitness at the individual soldier level, to include among others, self-monitoring, self-evaluation, self-reinforcement, emotional regulation exercises, mindfulness training, relaxation and grounding exercises and importance of maintaining discipline and routine in the military. Using an acronym CARRIES, the article examines efforts to enhance resilience building through empirically validated cognitive, behavioural and intrapersonal skills originating from best practices learned in the military.

Author Biographies

Samir Rawat, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Department of Management

Abhijit P. Deshpande, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Director, Board of University Development

Priya Joshi, Military MIND Academy

Military MIND Academy, Research Associate

Ole Boe, Norwegian Police University College

Department of Continuing Professional Development Programmes and Courses, Professor

Andrzej Piotrowski, University of Gdansk

Instituee of Psychology, University of Gdansk, Associate professor


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Rawat, S., Deshpande, A. P., Joshi, P., Boe, O., & Piotrowski, A. (2022). Adaptive Resilience Building for Force Preservation to Battle Pandemic the Military Way . HUMAN REVIEW. International Humanities Review / Revista Internacional De Humanidades, 11(2), 139–152.



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