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within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
While we contemplate issues posted below and across other blogs and venues, take a moment to remember that we are beyond the academic. RevWarIII has begun. At any given moment the next Bundy may spring to life and it may be in your AO.
Lying to oneself is among the most foolish things a man can ever do.
So, answer this in the silence of your own mind: Do you have a Fire Team Buddy with whom you move like fluid synchronicity? You know where and what and how he is going to move in X circumstances while engaging the enemy? And he equally knows you and your intent?
Now - what happens at a Bundy event where your Buddy couldn't muster and you are paired with a Militiaman from another unit. Are your methods standardized? Are you and he going to intuitively know how to stalk that OpFor on the ridgeline? Are you and he going to know what to do when OpFor pops up unexpectedly during your stalk, leaving you and your new Buddy to beat feet to cover and concealment while keeping one another alive?
I watched Grenadier's class this past weekend enough that I feel comfortable answering: Most of you will die under such circumstances.
Get yourself, your Buddy, and as much of your Team as possible to Georgia and take Grenadier's course. If that isn't possible, contact the man and find a way to get him to come to your team. Just because you think you know how to shoot and move and communicate with your Team, doesn't mean you do.
Here's his blog.
Do not die unnecessarily.
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"Most of you will die under such circumstances."ReplyDelete
Yep - Mosby told us pretty much the same thing. 90-95% of us will be dead before it's too far along. New blood is key, regardless of the training.
Daniel the Already Dead
I have trained with one person and in the end, he is my shadow. My goal before summer is to have my tribe be my shadow. The 3 hour course with Geogia Force on Force under the command of Grenadier1 taught me some key items about myself. More importantly, it taught me things about myself that I can now convey to my tribe and we will all become stronger by doing so. There is work to be done, no doubt about it.ReplyDelete
BTW - Off topic: I am ordering, finally, a wax seal for old-school correspondence and certificates. You'll get the first sample - framing quality.Delete
I will make one point that we strive to bring home to you in our training. We have one overarching theme in what we are teaching. Efficency. Keeping things as simple as possible so that you can recall it when you leave the class. If you can recall it then you can drill it at home. If you can drill it at home then you will engrain it into your lizard brain. If its in your lizard brain then when the little plastic BB's turn into heavy slugs of copper jacketed lead you will still be able to recall it.
This stuff is not hard its just not what you do on a day to day basis.
If you think about it the militia man of 200 years ago showed up on the town green with the rifle he hunted with. He was more than familiar with how it functioned because he used it on a day to day basis. He was required to stand sholder to sholder with his fellow townsman and attempt to deliver three rounds per minute. That was all the drill he really had to know. It was very simple for him to accomplish. At that point the measure of a units effectiveness was its ability to stand in the line and sustain casualties. The real test was the personal gut check it took to do that. Todays the militia man has to do much more than just deliver three rounds per minute and stand in the line. Its not the same thing you do everyday.