Is Boxing Good for Soldiers?

 
 

Out of all the martial arts available, should ‘Boxing’ be used in hand-to-hand combat training for American soldiers who occupy combat arms roles? These are military occupations that have direct contact with enemy combatants. This especially pertains to infantry, military police, and special forces. While there are certainly benefits to boxing, here are my thoughts on why this may not be the best fighting style for troops to train, or even practice.