Friday, September 28, 2018

Seeking the Best and Brightest

The military wants to get away from the idea that the ability to type makes you a God who must never become part of the infantry.

The Close Combat Lethality Task Force, which is seeking to make our infantry much better, is looking at recruiting:

Members of a task force focused on grunts and special operations troops are finding ways to make infantry a top choice and not a last resort for entry-level recruits.

To that end, they have visited the Israeli Defense Force, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the Army’s major combat training centers, the Army’s Infantry School and the Marine Corps’ combined arms training center to find the best practices for finding, recruiting, retaining and training a transformed light infantry.

The raw material--people--is key to improving tactics, technology, and training to be a superior force in any environment, whether facing enemy insurgents, light infantry, or mechanized forces.