Posted on Jan 21, 2014
Capt Brandon Charters
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Everyone hears stories of military members coming up with 'brilliant' ideas that end up saving the DoD millions of dollars. I'd like to hear some real examples of ones you've seen implemented in your units.   Or maybe one you've been waiting to tell everyone about...
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1SG Brigade Security Manager
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I had a soldier make a rake for a HUSKY, it helped with finding IEDs.
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Capt Brandon Charters
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Outstanding idea 1SG (Join to see). And looks like it proved to be a life saver. Was this idea ever passed along to any other units?
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1SG Brigade Security Manager
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Sir we had a lot of little tricks of the trade. It was passed up to JIEDO. They passed it around throughout theaters.
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1SG S3 Operations Ncoic
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It didn't save the Army millions of dollars but it was recognized by the Army as a great innovation. I had a S-4 NCOIC that wrote a mentor program for 92Y's called "Each one, Teach one"
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Capt Brandon Charters
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That's even better than saving money. You're investing in the future of your troops. 
I'm not familiar with that program.  Can you break down the highlights for me? 
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I'm going to have to link to my podcast to answer this, but an Aviation Technician named Rich Walsh created a program to save the Navy hundreds of millions.

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/2831885

There are also many other stories in the series of innovation projects led from mostly junior personnel.
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