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Forum: Africa 12-28-2012
Replies: 388
Views: 141,660
Posted By Commando Spirit
PTSD prediction?

If child 'soldiers' are employed in Mali as we have seen in other African conflicts, e.g. Uganda, Sierra Leone and Somalia, I suspect that we [Western Nations] will see a devastating increase in...
Forum: Africa 12-23-2012
Replies: 388
Views: 141,660
Posted By Commando Spirit
From the BBC today...

Ansar Dine militants began attacking holy sites in the city on Saturday
Islamists in Mali have begun destroying remaining mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu, an Islamist leader and a...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 8,419
Posted By Commando Spirit
If it's SDSR and A2020 (and therefore I assume...

If it's SDSR and A2020 (and therefore I assume AR2020?) it might be worth taking a look into how the US and Canada, amongst others, changed from a predominantly professional Military to a much higher...
Forum: The Whole News 12-10-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 45,165
Posted By Commando Spirit
Speed typing was never my strong point - please...

Speed typing was never my strong point - please excuse the spelling errors and my current setup (at work) will not allow me to edit!!
Forum: The Whole News 12-10-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 45,165
Posted By Commando Spirit
Whilst I agree that the current "toxic...

Whilst I agree that the current "toxic leadership" issue is of concern, the article does not concern me overly. I'll expand.

If the leader has evidence that a subordiante (I'll come onto this term...
Forum: Africa 12-09-2012
Replies: 388
Views: 141,660
Posted By Commando Spirit
Liaison Officers

So it appears that the various nations that are sending liaison officers is to include the UK? This may not be a huge surprise but the seniority of those selected to go, and the pace at which they...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-04-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 20,247
Posted By Commando Spirit
Operation MINCEMEAT

I'm only a few chapters in but I am constantly amazed at the number of coincidences involved as well as the personalities involved! 3 x novelists, a whole raft of the close to unbelievable... the...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 01-25-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,093
Posted By Commando Spirit
Thanks Jason, I have spoken to Paul Nichols about...

Thanks Jason, I have spoken to Paul Nichols about this, assuming he is the Nichols who has a hand in Alelo(?), in the past, then it was linked to cultural training which I believe can be very well...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 01-25-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,093
Posted By Commando Spirit
Question Language Training

I know that the topic of language training has been a topic discussed mainly in passing on SWJ but my interetst lies in whether we have got it right yet? I'm very interested to hear what members have...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 07-06-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 96,647
Posted By Commando Spirit
This is the UK Afghan Coin Centre's reading list:...

This is the UK Afghan Coin Centre's reading list:

AFGHAN COIN CENTRE RECOMMENDED READING LIST

Introduction

1. There is now a wealth of literature focussing on Afghanistan and the Taliban,...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 07-06-2010
Replies: 1,056
Views: 368,292
Posted By Commando Spirit
This is the UK's Afghan COIN Centre's recommended...

This is the UK's Afghan COIN Centre's recommended reading list.

AFGHAN COIN CENTRE RECOMMENDED READING LIST

Introduction

1. There is now a wealth of literature focussing on Afghanistan and...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 07-06-2010
Replies: 91
Views: 23,431
Posted By Commando Spirit
Great Quotes...

Speaking of great quotes, in Germany this morning on BFBS Radio I heard of the opening phrase of the winner of the Bulwer-Lytton Prize for Bad Writing which was awarded to:

Molly Ringle

For her...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 02-08-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 45,550
Posted By Commando Spirit
Point taken William but I disagree with your...

Point taken William but I disagree with your presumption that non-kinetic effect is diplomacy; it isn't. Granted diplomacy is a non-kinetic effect but it is not the only non-kinetic effect. For...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 02-06-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 45,550
Posted By Commando Spirit
UNDERSTAND - Agreed - furthermore, 'Understand'...

UNDERSTAND - Agreed - furthermore, 'Understand' cannot be measured; so how do you confirm the learning has taken place?

BLOOM - This might be a bit heavy but it will, as JohnT says, give a great...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 02-06-2010
Replies: 66
Views: 45,550
Posted By Commando Spirit
Hi Mike, I run these type of courses but for the...

Hi Mike, I run these type of courses but for the British Army. I deliver to all units types mainly to fit with their training programme but, as with many units, they go with my recommendations! I go...
Forum: The Whole News 01-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,425
Posted By Commando Spirit
Thanks BFPODave - I am very aware of the income...

Thanks BFPODave - I am very aware of the income generation piece!! Perhaps we should just sell the RAF, how much would that bring into the coffers?
Forum: The Whole News 01-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,425
Posted By Commando Spirit
Ironic that the RAF will fly to the rescue of...

Ironic that the RAF will fly to the rescue of Whiskey and yet they often drop us in the wrong place and refuse to fly if there's a cloud in the sky....!? Makes you wonder hey...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-18-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 16,430
Posted By Commando Spirit
It does seem to be a bit of a hard sell...

It does seem to be a bit of a hard sell...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-17-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 16,430
Posted By Commando Spirit
Agreed; the instructor is fundamental in all of...

Agreed; the instructor is fundamental in all of this. These whizzo online or computerised trg solutions are fine for most but in my experience military personnel prefer to be talked to and be able to...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-17-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 16,430
Posted By Commando Spirit
I'm with Jennifer on this one; this is how...

I'm with Jennifer on this one; this is how doctrine should be produced. We identify a capability gap, develop local training solutions (as in your small unit trg) then capture that trg and the...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-16-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 16,430
Posted By Commando Spirit
I've seen, and used, the iTouch software a couple...

I've seen, and used, the iTouch software a couple of weeks ago and it looks very good (I think those you spoke to were from my own branch!!) I'm under the impression that UK is asking for non-US...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-16-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 16,430
Posted By Commando Spirit
Nichols, that's great stuff and is probably a...

Nichols, that's great stuff and is probably a winning solution for a military with spare capacity and the numbers that the US enjoys. The articles are very useful and if nothing else the ability to...
Forum: Africa 12-16-2009
Replies: 388
Views: 141,660
Posted By Commando Spirit
As with other areas on SWJ, your advice is hugely...

As with other areas on SWJ, your advice is hugely appreciated; many thanks.

CS
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-15-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 16,430
Posted By Commando Spirit
Why did I not post on here sooner??? This has...

Why did I not post on here sooner??? This has been, and continues to be, hugely useful for both my MSc thesis scoping study and also for my career at a time when I have been tasked to provide both...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 12-14-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 16,430
Posted By Commando Spirit
Marc, Far from it, they are very close to...

Marc,

Far from it, they are very close to the definitions that we are indeed using; the trick is how to develop a training and/or education solution to best deliver in these three areas? I take...
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