We asked ChatGPT why a platoon leader would want a Terrain Mode Kit and here is what it said: A terrain model kit can be an essential tool for planning army platoon operations because it allows you to create a physical representation of the terrain in which your operations will take place. This model canContinue reading “ChatGPT and Terrain Model Kits”
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Army Commissioning and Graduation Gift Ideas
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Graduation Gift Ideas for an ROTC Cadet (Spring 2022)
You have a friend or family member who is an Army ROTC Cadet, but you just are not sure what the perfect graduation gift would be? Someone who has made the decision to serve this country may not have time to make an extensive list or rather, what soon to be college graduate does? WithContinue reading “Graduation Gift Ideas for an ROTC Cadet (Spring 2022)”
Best Books for New Lieutenants
Every platoon leader, junior officer, and Army leader for that matter ought to have an annual reading list. Most Army officers will begin their careers as new lieutenants and platoon leaders. A platoon leader is an often overwhelming position for a new lieutenant, but thousands have done it previously. All generals were once new lieutenantsContinue reading “Best Books for New Lieutenants”
Best Army Field Stools and Best Camping Stools
Thinking about buying a camping stool/chair or Army field stool? Stop thinking about it and just buy it. For $20 your ass will thank you day in and day out. You may be wondering “Do I need a camping stool? Do I need an Army field stool?” Yes! Yes! And in case that wasn’t clear:Continue reading “Best Army Field Stools and Best Camping Stools”
Best Army Multi-Tool (2020)
What is the best army multi-tool? It used to be everyone simply carried a Swiss Army Knife and that was that. However, with increased demand for different features, quality, and durability, a robust market of multi-tools has spun up. Some multi-tools are targeted towards handymen, some for hikers/campers, some for around the house, and ofContinue reading “Best Army Multi-Tool (2020)”
Do I need a TMK?
One question you are probably asking yourself, whether as a PL, Cadet, or other young Army leader, is “Do I actually need an Army Terrain Model Kit?” Do I need an Army terrain model kit for advanced camp, ranger school, IBOLC, or a field training exercise (FTX)? The answer is yes and no. Yes, aContinue reading “Do I need a TMK?”
What is Advanced Camp at Fort Knox like?
A Cadet wrote to me describing their frustration at the lack of information about Advanced Camp and asked if I would publish his experience at AC CST so other CDTs could have a general idea of what to expect. This is a daily description from this Cadet who attended ROTC Advanced Camp CST at FortContinue reading “What is Advanced Camp at Fort Knox like?”