Lesson 29: Be consistent, but not too predictable

A major part of military training and operations revolves around standardization.  General training and principles that are in effect throughout the entire branch in a broad effort to mitigate as much confusion as possible.  There is a reason that every member, regardless of military occupational specialty, regular enlisted, reserve, guard, officer, etc., goes through a …

Lesson 24: Any warning label, rule, or regulation that exists is the result of an idiot

Time to tear off the band aid known as the human ego.  Are you ready for it?  Here it goes.  We have all done something so stupid that every time you look back and think about it, you get chills.  You shiver a little at the thought that you could ever have been absent minded …

Lesson 23: It is better to ask for forgiveness than permission, most of the time

There are many principles that this lesson will tie into.  There are times in life when you must take a risk, roll the dice, and hope that they land in your favor.  Things don’t always go according to plan.  There will come many times where you are put into a position to make choices where …

Lesson 22: Few things will EVER cause you more grief than a reflective belt

Where do I even start with this one?  If you know, you know.  If you don’t, you might not believe me by the end.  The United States Armed Forces is considered by many to be one of the most powerful military organizations in world history.  Our weapons and technology are second to none, our entire …