Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Patriots who participated in the TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) course at Brock's PatCon spoke very highly of the training and the trainer involved (SFMedic.) It is commonly accepted that comms are a weakness in the current Liberty Movement. Even General Washington used ciphers and special inks and spies. Tactical training is, for the genuine Militiaman, essential. A larger strategy must be accepted by a majority. Most of the men and women who make up the militia today are merchants and mechanics and accountants, not professional soldiers. Militiamen need to know the skills of Small Unit Combat, room and building clearing, intelligence gathering, and more, and they need to learn from professionals. Modern Militiamen need to learn how to hit and be hit at close range, they need to know how to stop the bad man from getting the cuffs on, they need to know how to choke a man out - and, if they choose, to break that man's neck instead.
You can't read about it and become proficient. You must do it, over and over, preferably with the aid of someone who is a professional (a "Professional" is a person who has done X for a living) to get them started, to condense the material, to teach shortcuts, to reveal the most common and dangerous mistakes, and to illuminate the path to proficiency.
Training is not cheap. Trainers are not magicians. A professional Rifleman is not necessarily good at teaching other people how to shoot. Teaching is a skillset unto itself. Remember the Green Beret is not only a master warrior, but trained to train others. Most Militiamen have limited budgets and time, and most militia units are equally limited in disposable income and time. Choosing proper trainers is important.
Militiamen will rarely become as good as the professional trainers they employ. Your trainers will help get you and/or your unit pointed in the right direction, and then it is on you to develop your skills as much as you are able.
There are some outstanding trainers in our III community. There are many serious Patriots who mean to live up to the responsibilities of the III when the time comes and America needs her Patriots on the Green. It is imperative that we get trainers and Patriots together in these final days before our world changes forever.
This is my next personal challenge. III Arms is up and running. The Citadel is on course. The III Congress must expand and help in our efforts to connect trainers and Patriots.
Whether you consider yourself a militiaman, a militia leader, or simply a III Patriot, would you find it beneficial for us to help get you, your team, and trainers together?
Posted by K at 7:31 PM