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CSM Chuck Stafford
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Well, words are violence in today's America -- Sadly, the rest of the world doesn't care
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SSG David Gentile
SSG David Gentile
9 mo
Top, i've seen a LOT worse than words from DI's over the years, including getting 2 ribs broken for daring to ask a question when i was a 17 year old in Ft Knox. That being said, IMHO there will Always be room for "Verbal Corrective Training" or there will be a degradation in our future troops to sustain the ability to perform their Duty while keeping the Respect of the SM's themselves. PC will be our undoing in the end.
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CSM Chuck Stafford
CSM Chuck Stafford
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SSG David Gentile - I got smacked in the face for deploying the claymore too slowly -- but I was never slow again...
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Col Richard Roessler
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They can’t play the ‘Baby Shark’ song at Boot Camp? Sounds like a very good decision. I’ve always thought that song was super annoying and probably was developed by a SpecOps Troop. Just sayin’
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SPC Erich Guenther
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I see the wisdom behind this. Lots of new privates in the 1980's arrived at units I was in and kept personal problems to themselves because they feared the NCO's calling them weak or unfit. They just suffered in silence or worse the issue would grow and fester and get far worse then when it was at the start. I think the new approach is better and like they always do, the Army will find some other stressor to compensate for loss of the shark attack. Very rare for Fort Benning to remove one area of stress without replacing it with one equal or worse.
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SSG David Gentile
SSG David Gentile
9 mo
There are better ways to bring out issues or needs than yelling, but "Stressors" will always be there and in fact NEED to be trained in or you'll see a MARKED FAIL RATE in actual combat conditions. We're not robots, but we shouldn't be treated like Spoiled Kids with Diapers on either. Training gives you SKILLS, it Doesnt mean you have your Hand Held while crying. Make or Break, because if they cant handle Training, people Sure wont handle Fighting.
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SPC Erich Guenther
SPC Erich Guenther
9 mo
SSG David Gentile - I journeyed back to Fort Benning Infantry OSUT In 2007 which was far later than my OSUT of 1982. Hand to Hand combat was gone and replaced by Brazilian Jujitsu which was far more tiring and challenging. Drill and Ceremony largely gone from the program but they kept barracks and wall locker inspection standards. Rifle and Bayonette as well as Pugil stick training was retained. Rifle marksmanship expanded. Urban Combat and MOUT expanded. Color Posters of how to recognize a roadside IED posted in the barracks. Road Marches retained along with Crossed Rifle Ceremony / Bonfire at end of challenge Road March. They did an excellent job of modifying the program but keeping it tough and still very much recognizable to what it was in 1982.
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SSG David Gentile
SSG David Gentile
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SPC Erich Guenther - I pray it's still effective, and doesnt create more issues than it's supposed to resolve.
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