David Wood over at Politics Daily writes from Fort Benning,
….For years ‚Äď decades ‚Äď basic training has had an unthinking, mechanical logic to it.
“We were dumb, marching privates,” says Sgt. Jermaine Trevillion, who went through basic training here in 1997. Now, after two combat tours in Iraq with the 1st Armored Division, he’s a drill sergeant.
“The training was mindless ‚Äď here’s the material, memorize it,” says John Calpena, who fought with the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004-2005. “Today the enemy is always changing his tactics, his operations. We can’t give soldiers mindless solutions. They have to think.”
Full article here.
- On Midrats 11 October 15 -Episode 301: “Confessions of a Major Program Manager, w/ CAPT Mark Vandroff, USN”
- Rebuttal To ‚ÄúAdvocating Naval Heresy‚ÄĚ by Captain R. B. Watts, USCG (Retired) USNI PROCEEDINGS, June 2015
- The Perilous Price of Peace
- On Midrats 4 Oct 2015 – Episode 300: USS Neosho (AO-23),USS Sims (DD-409) and the Battle of the Coral Sea
- Should innovative organizations have an expiration date?