Very well said Scott!
where is my love Justin?
note the date posted!!!!!!!! BTW Scotty, always knowed use a smirt mofo
Re: Video Shows Taliban Attack
by RRDTm3 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:37 am
True I am thinking Ranger School would be the last place to figure out how to fight here.....good basics but that about it
I disagree. The premise of the Suck is to see if one can motivate others to accomplish certain tasks within a time line with much duress. The duress is or was lack of sleep, little food and a Ranger Instructor who knew his planning, WARNO, OPORD, rehearsals, back briefs, spot checks, PCC, PCI's and all aspects of patrolling. He used said knowledge to saturate those he graded as well as those around him. He understood different types of leadership techniques and applied said techniques varying on who he was grading. There are very few senior well developed RI’s out there these days and I blame the DA for that. Back in the day a Batt boy could learn his craft in Regiment take some time off at RTB then bounce back to Regiment. Come look who is in charge of the war, former Batt Boys right? DA stopped that shit so you lost your continuity.
If you can plan rehearse, move thru the woods, using no NODS, DAGGR, or GPS. Find OBJ and accomplish mission without getting ppl killed or compromised then move to and est a Patrol Base, conduct priorities of work, the entire time ensuring as a leader you are is 100% M, W, E. Everybody is taken care of and they even manage to get some sleep, for just one 24 hr period you have succeeded as a leader. You will have very good chance of making smart tactical decisions with the fate of others on your back.
Most lack the ability to accomplish this in 24 hrs while at the Suck so take those same NO-GO’s or those not seeking to challenge themselves and put them down range for a yr in charge of a Sqd or Platoon Company or a Staff guy who decides to place an outpost in the worst tactical location ever imagined.
I have seen more pathetically trained troops over the last 6 yrs within the National Guard than I ever dreamed of. I have also seen an ass load of dirt bags with a shitty skill set come to PRC. They either adapt or go home.
Now you ask what can I do to fix this?????????????
I am trying to establish a new school. It is called the Leadership Development Course. There will be no high speed equipment, no helo’s needed. It isn’t that gay ass light leaders shit either. It is all the things you needed to learn but was not taught at basic or at your unit etc………………………………. Very close to pulling it off however the one stumbling block I keep running into is, you guessed it. Money