“ such complex operating environments servicemembers required additional training and education in “cultural sensitivity, media awareness, mediation skills, linguistic competence, mastery of sophisticated weapons and sensors, and the capacity for small group operations.” In an era of renewed great-power competition, even more will be required of junior leaders, and it is increasingly likely they will arrive on the battlefield without the required training and education for all the problems they may encounter. A logical solution for this problem is to prioritize the art of learning as a critical skill for strategic corporals. This would include supporting the essential practice of self-development”
The citizen unconventional tactical team member may have some advantages in this area. The older demographic would allow the maturity and life experience to aid in critical decision making in a range of operations that one may confront.
One thing I have always been impressed with is the quality of students who take self-development very seriously, especially at MVT. Just being on this forum means you are interested in the benefits education can confer.
The idea of a tactically trained “Boy Scout” should be viable in the three block concept. Restoring rule of law to an area is going to take many of those original traits they used to teach in the Scout Law.
To Max’s point, you need to be tactically trained to fight your squad to get to an area to perform a humanitarian mission, report information to higher headquarters and return home without pissing off the people who sent you or the people you were trying to help.