Arete 2.9.17

MILITARY On Writing Fitreps, Junior Officer Rules (Navy) My Live in Marine Aviation, Blog Understanding the Steady Decline In USMC Officer Intelligence, Brookings 10 Important Lessons I Learned as the S3/XO, fromthegreennotebook.com Weekly professional conversation between US military leaders and faculty and students at Kings College in London, Medium.com Diversity At What Cost? Perspectives of […]

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When Doctrine Is Wrong – Author Call Out

By Charles Bausman The tactics and doctrine outlined in the Ranger Handbook and Marine Corps MCWP 3-11.2 are pounded into the heads of young troopers and small unit leaders across the U.S. Military. They are the soldier’s bible, with SOP’s and IAD’s outlined in those publications drilled constantly in the field. Law Enforcement and Fire/Rescue […]

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New Theory: Gym Based, Multi-Modal Endurance for Mountain & Tactical Athletes

By Rob Shaul We’ve been experimenting with gym-based, multi-modal endurance programming with our Wyoming lab rats (myself included) for the past several weeks. In the process we’ve been revisiting some of our old theory and training session design. In brief, gym-based, multi-modal endurance sessions are extended (45+ minute) constant movement efforts which can include dumbbell/barbell […]

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Arete 2.2.17

MILITARY/NATIONAL DEFENSE The Air Force Academy Doesn’t Train Warriors Anymore, Ops Lense It’s Time to Create a Megacities Combat Unit, Modern War Institute Senator McCain Outlines His FY18 Defense Budget, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments US Military Developing a Drone that Can Fly for a Week, Motherboard National Defense Council Shakeup, Defense News Defining the Ends, […]

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Q&A 2.2.17

KUDOS Just wanted to pass along that I had my 3rd degree hapkido/jiu-jitsu test on the 21st.  I’m 42, will be 43 in April, 5’9 and 183lbs.  A lot of our guys are former military and current Law Enforcement officers and they let me have it for over an hour.  I was one week short […]

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