Wednesday, June 21, 2006

An officer's greatest weapon

An officer's greatest weapon
Originally uploaded by penwise.

I just spent some time at the Mountain Warfare Training Center. It was designed to train and prepare Marine units for combat in Korea. The elevations range from 6500 to 11000 ft. Moving with 70 to 100 pound packs are the norm. It is definitely not for the weak. On the mountain, the strong survive and those who cannot hack it are exposed. Here is a picture of myself tied to radio as always: Trying to unscrew the comm situation. Up at high elevation, the radio always plays games with you. You have to be able to talk to Higher. The radio is the officer's greatest weapon. With it you can request arty, air support, logistics, and command your subordinate units.


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