Old 10-26-2010, 17:24   #61
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You know the more I thought about BMT's original post on "TheLengendaryFailure" the more pissed off I got......... What we should have done after we found out who this pecker head was,was to go down were he's stationed and rip off that Tab that he clearly disrespected,kick him in the ass and run him out of Group............ OK,I'm finished with my rant,still not quite sure what eventually came out of this...............

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Old 10-26-2010, 17:29   #62
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What we should have done after we found out who this pecker head was,was to go down were he's stationed and rip off that Tab the he clearly disrespected,kick him in the ass and run him out of Group............
We couldnt do that, it would hurt the numbers...

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Old 10-26-2010, 18:44   #63
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I never got the Tab or the Yarborough knife,but I did earn a "Green Beret" which to me is the most meaningful award I've ever earned....... De Oppresso Liber......

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:09   #64
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I think I threw up a little in my mouth reading that.....

Since this is on an open thread let me just say to all of you WHO ARE working on getting through the course......

1. Its a course, its basic skills for SF, take it as a stepping stone and make a decision to master what you have been taught

2. Completion of the course allows you to be given a key to the door, which lets you in the SF house. Its there with your team mates and mentors etc where the REAL education begins.

As a parting comment ALL of us with some rank were young SF guys at one time. We all knew EVERYTHING and had all the opinions that go with it. However, its that one day in combat or that one day in the middle of a third world country that YOU have to make it happen and it all "clicks" and you say to yourself ......"Wow that SGT wasn't so jacked up as I thought and MAN do I have a lot to learn..."
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Old 11-01-2010, 14:18   #65
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Team Training

Funny, this thread brings back memories of some of my classmates in O&I (1985) Many were pissed they "didn't learn anything about being on a team" somehow after 16wks they did not understand the training was about guerrilla or partisan warfare and the course about teaching them to be a Bn Staff...

Ok maybe not everything. We were the first class to have Mr. Marvin Wells teaching research papers, I had "tobacco" as a subject. Lol

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Old 11-17-2010, 00:04   #66
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:33   #67
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Way to give us a bad name buddy

This kind of scum is the reason that most X-rays (I can at least speak for myself) do not like to be known as such. I know what learning environment this misguided sap is trying to critique. I participated in the compressed language combined with MOS class, and yes there were long nights of studying. The Q-course changes and reacts to the needs of our force. If this master of training doctrine development and strategic policy believes he has a better way, perhaps he should be the commanding General of JFKSWCS. But he is not, he is a punk. If he still holds a tab (I anticipate he has already gotten a DWI or had his ruck thrown in the hall by now) then he shames the Brotherhood and any X-ray that is worth a darn.

The number one piece of advice that I received from my time in the school house was “when you get to your team, regardless of rank, you are the FNG. You will be referred-to and treated as such. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open until you have either served one full year on the team or a combat deployment, whichever comes first.” I followed this guidance and did not utter a word besides yes, no or roger for the first year. I learned my job, I earned respect, and what happened in the Q became a distant and irrelevant memory.
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I do not understand why someone would not learn something as simple as the alphabet before leaving for training.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:30   #69
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Range time in the Q? 2hrs?

despite the date of this thread, I'm sure a lot has changed but I couldn't know how much so..

Now.. the fact of only having 2hrs or about 500 rounds down range in a Qualifying course that puts you in a special operations unit just doesn't sound right? how is that even qualifying? I'm potentially a 18x recruit but what this man has said (regardless of his attitude) is a bit discouraging to hear. I want the best training In the world. It is one of my many reasons for wanting to join SF. I hope my concern is understandable. The point about how they promote SF to get more recruits with the high speed film clips of the awesome training is a good point. It does imply a misconception of the reality of training I'm sure. But it is something I look forward to and I'm sure all of you did as well. Now I'm sure In going to get hammered by some of you because I'm a civi who knows nothing as Ive seen you guys destroy people on this site. The average BUD/s student in 3rd phase puts down about 10,000-20,000 rounds in a matter of 7 weeks. live demo, and live round exercises. This seems to not be implemented based on this original threads comments. Is the 2hr of range time a funding issue or just the way of design? At what point does the marksmanship and time behind the gun become proficient and constant? Or does this skill require someone to attend a school once they get to a team? Or is it the big boy rules of you need to go learn yourself by finding a civilian coach? Can somebody (without bashing me on being a civilian and not knowing what I'm talking about) give me a better understanding.
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despite the date of this thread, I'm sure a lot has changed but I couldn't know how much so..

Now.. the fact of only having 2hrs or about 500 rounds down range in a Qualifying course that puts you in a special operations unit just doesn't sound right? how is that even qualifying? I'm potentially a 18x recruit but what this man has said (regardless of his attitude) is a bit discouraging to hear. I want the best training In the world. It is one of my many reasons for wanting to join SF. I hope my concern is understandable. The point about how they promote SF to get more recruits with the high speed film clips of the awesome training is a good point. It does imply a misconception of the reality of training I'm sure. But it is something I look forward to and I'm sure all of you did as well. Now I'm sure In going to get hammered by some of you because I'm a civi who knows nothing as Ive seen you guys destroy people on this site. The average BUD/s student in 3rd phase puts down about 10,000-20,000 rounds in a matter of 7 weeks. live demo, and live round exercises. This seems to not be implemented based on this original threads comments. Is the 2hr of range time a funding issue or just the way of design? At what point does the marksmanship and time behind the gun become proficient and constant? Or does this skill require someone to attend a school once they get to a team? Or is it the big boy rules of you need to go learn yourself by finding a civilian coach? Can somebody (without bashing me on being a civilian and not knowing what I'm talking about) give me a better understanding.
Interesting first post after your intro.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:55   #71
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despite the date of this thread, I'm sure a lot has changed but I couldn't know how much so..

Now.. the fact of only having 2hrs or about 500 rounds down range in a Qualifying course that puts you in a special operations unit just doesn't sound right? how is that even qualifying? I'm potentially a 18x recruit but what this man has said (regardless of his attitude) is a bit discouraging to hear. I want the best training In the world. It is one of my many reasons for wanting to join SF. I hope my concern is understandable. The point about how they promote SF to get more recruits with the high speed film clips of the awesome training is a good point. It does imply a misconception of the reality of training I'm sure. But it is something I look forward to and I'm sure all of you did as well. Now I'm sure In going to get hammered by some of you because I'm a civi who knows nothing as Ive seen you guys destroy people on this site. The average BUD/s student in 3rd phase puts down about 10,000-20,000 rounds in a matter of 7 weeks. live demo, and live round exercises. This seems to not be implemented based on this original threads comments. Is the 2hr of range time a funding issue or just the way of design? At what point does the marksmanship and time behind the gun become proficient and constant? Or does this skill require someone to attend a school once they get to a team? Or is it the big boy rules of you need to go learn yourself by finding a civilian coach? Can somebody (without bashing me on being a civilian and not knowing what I'm talking about) give me a better understanding.
Your entire post is gobbledygook.
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Your entire post is gobbledygook.
I don't understand?
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Old 05-01-2017, 18:10   #74
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Sheesh.... you know everything.... we've been faking it all this time, 2 hours if you're on a really awesome team, maybe!

Go be a SEAL...................... please.
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That post gave me a headache..
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