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Having conducted Warrior Testing for several militia units, they didn’t even seem to have a lot of those ‘most basic skills’ at the field grade and SNCO level.Paradoxically, I think we can trace the beginning of the 'dumbing down' of the militia back to the introduction of this program where the main focus of alot of our training was on continually testing for the most basic skills.
Crawl, Walk, Run.For one thing, it removed the incentive for Officers and NCOs to design and lead more complex training/ tactics as no one was being measured and judged on anything except things like how well an already well trained trained NCM did on the TOETs for the C7.
I’ll be honest I saw a lot of Capt’s and MWO who couldn’t load a C7 mag or conduct any safe handling — or put on a gas mask or even run for half the time of the Warrior Jog.
See my point on Crawl - Walk - RunNo one gave a crap if I trained up my platoons to conduct high quality platoon attacks or ambushes and, anyways, the small amount of training time we had available got gobbled up by getting ready for the 'Great Kindergarten Test' as I called it.
Some units wanted to Run when most of their troops (and leaders) could not even crawl.
To me the entire Warrior Training, Warrior Badge exposed that the Militia was broken.