Your Job Matters

AWP

Formerly Known as Freefalling
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I'm in my cups a bit, so I'll leave it to other members to support or refute my points.

Your job matters. You don't need to be SOF to contribute. In fact, the least SOF job on the planet has a greater effect than most understand. A PJ/ SF soldier/ SEAL/ Raider/etc. needs to be paid. Their travel vouchers matter. You supply types? Yeah, that high speed gear doesn't appear from thin air unless contracting listened to shooters and now you'll issue that oh-so-cool nylon. You base station commo guy/ gals with those high speed radios, servers, computers...intel needs them to establish patterns of life or behavior or whatever it is they do. You think those shooters can arrive on the X without pilots, crew chiefs, vehicle mechanics and the like? Yeah, nah. Who gives them the X? Some nerds with data gathered from other nerds via a network maintained by other nerds. Oh, your ISR support has a chain that mirrors the above in its own right. You have to be fed and your mail sent by others, and that precious OPORD or CONOP or whatever written by...

And the non-SOF types supporting the other non-SOF types? You have a role in the bigger picture. Our nation's enemies are as afraid of our missiles and planes and ships and whatever as they are of our SOF shooters. Your support of those of those conventional elements mean a great deal in the big picture. Our military may exist to place a scared 19 year old with an automatic weapon on a 10-digit grid coordinate, but how do they arrive there, how are they paid, how are they supported?

You should get the idea by now. I think. Other jobs aren't listed but they matter as well.

Shooters can't do their jobs without enablers and enablers do not have jobs without shooters. There's a symbiotic relationship required to kill our nation's enemies. Enablers, please don't fail the shooters and shooters, please don't fail to recognize the enabler's contributions.

Ima drink some water and go to bed. Agree with me or beat me up, I stand by the above and I'm sure I will in the morning.
 
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Diamondback 2/2

Infantry
Verified Military
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All that I read in that lengthy novel is "POG's are cool too bro" and we all know that ain't true!šŸ¤£šŸ˜‹

Couldn't agree with you more bubba. One of my favorite stories to tell all the young "I am the spirit of the bayonet" types. Is that I replaced my KIA gunner in 2004 with a mechanic out of the motor pool. Ended up being a top hand.

Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics. As Russia is finding out...
 

DasBoot

Ranger
Verified SOF
Joined
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Messages
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I'm in my cups a bit, so I'll leave it to other members to support or refute my points.

Your job matters. You don't need to be SOF to contribute. In fact, the least SOF job on the planet has a greater effect than most understand. A PJ/ SF soldier/ SEAL/ Raider/etc. needs to be paid. Their travel vouchers matter. You supply types? Yeah, that high speed gear doesn't appear from thin air unless contracting listened to shooters and now you'll issue that oh-so-cool nylon. You base station commo guy/ gals with those high speed radios, servers, computers...intel needs them to establish patterns of life or behavior or whatever it is they do. You think those shooters can arrive on the X without pilots, crew chiefs, vehicle mechanics and the like? Yeah, nah. Who gives them the X? Some nerds with data gathered from other nerds via a network maintained by other nerds. Oh, your ISR support has a chain that mirrors the above in its own right. You have to be fed and your mail sent by others, and that precious OPORD or CONOP or whatever written by...

And the non-SOF types supporting the other non-SOF types? You have a role in the bigger picture. Our nation's enemies are as afraid of our missiles and planes and ships and whatever as they are of our SOF shooters. Your support of those of those conventional elements mean a great deal in the big picture. Our military may exist to place a scared 19 year old with an automatic weapon on a 10-digit grid coordinate, but how do they arrive there, how are they paid, how are they supported?

You should get the idea by now. I think. Other jobs aren't listed but they matter as well.

Shooters can't do their jobs without enablers and enablers do not have jobs without shooters. There's a symbiotic relationship required to kill our nation's enemies. Enablers, please don't fail the shooters and shooters, please don't fail to recognize the enabler's contributions.

Ima drink some water and go to bed. Agree with me or beat me up, I stand by the above and I'm sure I will in the morning.
Everyone wonders why I bring logs of dip to the garage every couple weeksā€¦ be a good dude and people will watch out for you.

ā€œReal recognize realā€- Aristotle
 
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