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Sgt Walter Howard Wooton Jr
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They are now qualified to have their own platoon.
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1LT William Clardy
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And should have no compunctions about delegating the navigating on a patrol to an NCO or senior private.
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1LT (Other / Not listed)
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This is cute, I like the old school ignorance. Now tell me young buck, how would you help the future rater of your NCOER to be a better leader?
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1LT (Other / Not listed)
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Let me get this straight; two college students in ROTC get lost as battle buddies on a land Nav course?
The questions I have for this CoC are numerous!
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1LT William Clardy
1LT William Clardy
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Really?
I still remember the day I arrived at Benning School For Boys' Infantry Officer Basic Course, the headline in the local paper was "47 Ranger School Students Hospitalized for Heat Stroke" -- and that was just the ones medevacced from the land-nav course that day. That was in late June, and I still remember how blue the late-July sky looked staring up from a stretcher behind the bleachers on that same course, while I argued with the medic whenever I got a break from him pouring Gatorade down my throat. I won the argument, so I didn't get sent to the hospital. More importantly (to me that day), I didn't have to come back some other night to complete the night portion of the course.
Now, keeping that example in mind, what are those questions you have for these cadets' chain of command, 1LT (Join to see)?
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1LT (Other / Not listed)
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Let me ask you something LT; first you want me to believe you went IBOLC and only made 1LT? Second, I’m confused why Ranger school and your IBOLC coincide, please clarify!
3rd, even if you are old school and mind you I went to Infantry OSUT in 98, airborne and RIP and had my tab in regiment in 00 what does any of that have to do with recent events?

As a now officer and spending quite the many year in areas not up for debate; no CDR worth his tracks would put two cadets together!
They would ensure said cadets were placed with a high speed young sergeant and or specialist.

Doing otherwise would speak volumes to the leader they are.

Next I question any BN CDR, CSM, S-3 SGM, BN XO, 1SG and company XO that are so far away involved to allow such a thing to happen.

There are my questions, I challenge you to show me as incorrect!
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MSG Steve Wiersgalla
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It amazes me now many soldiers don't know how to navigate with a map. We have become far to dependent on our electronic gadgetry.
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1LT William Clardy
1LT William Clardy
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I'll have a very pithy response as soon as I get this darned app to behave right....
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MSG Steve Wiersgalla
MSG Steve Wiersgalla
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By all mean bring it....... as soon as your fancy technology starts working again. If not I can send you my address.........
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MSG Steve Wiersgalla, I agree with part of what you say. I believe that the map, compass and terrain association are invaluable. I also believe we must come to terms with technology in the military and neither should replace each other, they should compliment. We are at a bridge and we must figure out how to close it!
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MSG Steve Wiersgalla
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1LT (Join to see) - Don't get me wrong I did not say we did not need the gadgetry. I'm a retired M1A1 tanker there is a whole lot of gadgets in that beast. You are correct skills such as navigation with map, compass, protractor and terrain association need to be used in conjunction with the new navigation systems.
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