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There has been some speculation that military training either creates serial killers or makes them more efficient at taking lives. However, the studies done on this subject are either anecdotally based or have a limited sample size. Many of these studies also fail to take into account serial killers who were rejected or expelled from the armed services. This study will strive to explore if a serial killer can thrive in the military and if the training makes them more proficient or violent. The researcher will achieve this by collecting a large sample of serial killers, mass murderers and spree killers that have a military background and statistically compared them to a large control group of killers without military backgrounds. Achieved military rank, length of service, discharge status and military records will be used to determine if the subject thrived in the military. Length of killing career, victim count and how the subject treated his/her victims will be used to measure violence level and the proficiency of each subject. Military protocols that protect against unstable and unsuitable candidates along with the possible positive and negative effects of military training will be discussed.