Heck, I would advocate that SOT-As be incorporated into Robin Sage so the new SF guys understand what we can do (kind of). Should we go through SUT and the Echo course?
lindy said:Other than SOT-As, are there any other Combat Support MOSes that are V coded?
How many of those "V coded" SOT-A's have been to Ranger School?
...I'm not sure that having my guys be Ranger qualified would have made them better SOT-As per se, but I think it would have been a credibility boost for them in garrison and during pre-deployment training...
I disagree about the utility of intel enablers participating in 18-specific training like the 18F course and the Charlie course, and especially about participating in Robin Sage. I think it would be enormously useful to expose the 18-series trainees to intel enabler support during the Q-course, and if USASOC and USASFC were willing to expend the resources and establish an enabler assessment, selection, and training pipeline (based loosely on the 160th model), they could tie the training together in the Robin Sage culmination exercise...
he...I would agree that Sage is probably not the best place to introduce something new into mix when the teams are focused on UW. I am adamant that we get more time with the line companies but, like everyone in the Guard, how can we use our time wisely once a month: MOS or collective training? I am advocating our MID "devote" one SOT-A to each Company...of course travel is an issue.
I value your experience and your opinion. I'm not advocating SOT-A's change their headgear but rather improve our image (tactical proficiency) and not be considered a liability when the primary plan encounters friction.
"Too light to fight, to heavy to run"
We take the approach that anytime we are training other guys we are just becoming more proficient at our jobs and at the same time increasing the knowledge of the guys we are training and making them better adaptable, tactically sound soldiers
What we do expect is you to be fit, proficient at your job, willing to learn whatever the ODA wants to teach you, and have a good attitude.