Stan, I was thinking about your May calendar and had a question. Have you ever had a "Gear / SULE Prep Seminar" ? Unless I'm way off, I think there might be people like me who would benefit from having the opportunity to hear more in depth about gear, accessories, ammo, marksmanship, tactics, and weapon systems. It would provide the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback / information about topics you don't have time to address in an depth manner during a class. We could bring in our gear and weapons systems and learn more about how to fully optimize their use from you and other experienced TASC alumni.
It might also serve as a SULE Prep Class where we could learn more about how to get better prepared for SULE and focus on mindset, gear, and skills. To make it even better, you could give students the opportunity to sell and swap like you did at the SHTF seminar.
All the gear that you need is a pair of flip flops and an AK
I don't claim to have experience with lots of gear, but I would say that the best way to find out what works for you is to take some classes with all the different gear that you might have. I can show you my setup and I can tell you how great it is, but it might suck for you during a whole day of SULE.
Since there might not be time to do that before next SULE, I would bring all the gear and try it out "live". There should be time to rearrange the setup between the missions if something doesn't work out.
I do understand your point of view and process, however, I approach my training and new learning differently. To expand on my point of the seminar... My thinking behind proposing the seminar is based on the military's operational planning model known as Integrated Planning Process. It integrates detailed thinking with conceptual thinking. The Army Design Methodology and Military Decision Making Process are based on private sector design-to-plan methodologies and how learning from experienced practitioners helps military leaders adapt, train, and equip personnel to operate in an era of constant change. Hearing and learning from others is considered one of the most effective methodologies to learn new skills and concepts. That's one thing I get out of this forum. We have an expert in Stan. We have experienced TASC members. It would be great to hear and learn from both in person. Stan's SHTF seminar is a perfect example of how we learned from Stan and each other.
Last Edit: May 4, 2013 18:55:57 GMT -8 by kayaker55