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Individual skills articles

Post by Jack » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:53 am

This seems to be a logical place to start with individual skills. Of course some may not apply but this might if nothing else invoke conversation on some of the topics listed in this military manual.

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Post by Mad Bastard » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:52 am

Well, your right, but through experience having to train people who are young, stupid, borderline illiterate, or just plain unmotivated to do that much self study. here is what i usually get it broken into.
in the lieu of a "one size fits all general knowledge" type publication or information conglomeration, i subdivide the broad spectrum into many categories. and when the question arises "where to start?" the answer is usually "with the medical" or "whichever youll use first in your chosen portion of our profession"
1. Medical skills (all levels run consecutively with as much time as possible dedicated to concurrent training)
2. fitness and nutrition
3. weapons care, use, and basic marksmanship ability
4. conceptual urban, jungle, and desert warfare
5. CQC pistol and carbine/ shotgun
6. basic through advanced urban warfare
7. ropework (basic through tactical)
8. teamwork (throughout as aplicable)
9. specialized weapons and devices (claymore, grenades, etc.)
10. hand to hand/ knife combat
11. logistics and supply

what i have found, is that with severe discipline, you can achieve some semblance of "acceptable minimum standard" levels of familiarization and training. but without the individual interest and motivation combined with effective leadership your screwed.
the final phase of teh training that will follow the "crawl, walk, run" process is the culmination of skills in the "combat simulations" where you run simulated ops at full speed with OPFOR (oppositional forces) and play like its for real. its more fun for those who are motivated, and a hell of a wake up for those who need the push into the reality of the situation, combine that with as harsh an environment as possible (sleep deprivation, hunger, muscle fatigue, isolation, constant noise, and desensitization psychological practices) then you will perfom much better when the shit gets real.
thanks again
regards, The Mad Bastard

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Re: Individual skills articles

Post by Ryan » Thu May 12, 2011 11:23 am

I would put medical skills as number one too, it is a very very large topic and no matter how much time you spend learning in this topic you cannot learn it all. So specialised teams must learn the basics in and out and specialise in what their job will involve and what it could involve.

I would put it as the biggest and hardest to learn individual skill available on the team. I remember an interview with a to-be Green Beret and he said Sniper and Advanced Marksmanship, Patrolling, Rappelling and the rest of what he learnt was easy, even with all the calculations, numerous tests and technical stuff. He said medical was like force-feeding a 50 foot hose of information into you every day.
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Re: Individual skills articles

Post by Ryan » Fri May 25, 2012 4:54 am

What "mini-skills" and knowledge bases add up to these main categories of skill?

I.e. you don't just get flexibility but it may be useful. What are the things that add up to this? The every day practices, the attributes and contributions?
You do not just become a master pistol shooter - What does it take?!
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Re: Individual skills articles

Post by jimothy_183 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:26 am

Is trigger control an example of "mini skills" as you call it?
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Re: Individual skills articles

Post by Ryan » Fri May 25, 2012 1:05 pm

Of course, yeah. Without it the 'markmanship skill' you had would be deminished.
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Re: Individual skills articles

Post by Jack » Mon May 28, 2012 2:35 am

I have searched hard on how to improve my shooting. I'm not a bad shot at all with a pistol, it is just that occasional flyer that really bugs me. Now I focus on the space between the left side of the front sight and the left side of the rear sight. They say to make sure there is equal space on each side of the front sight, but I just remember how much space is equal and focus on the one side. It really stopped me from shooting to the left. Now I shoot dead on at distance. I'm not sure if this is what you are talking about?

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Re: Individual skills articles

Post by Ryan » Mon May 28, 2012 2:55 am

Exactly right. Anyone can get their head around a big concept, everyone has a big concept they fight or train by but these micro-touches do the world of difference to how good we are at something.
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Re: Individual skills articles

Post by jimothy_183 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:05 pm



semper acer , semper velox , semper trux , semper promptus

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