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A Beginner’s Guide to Ruck Marching

I am currently assigned as an Infantry OSUT commander (Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, rolled into one 14-week course). As such, I manage the training for between 600 and 800 new trainees over the course of the year and ensure that they meet the standards for and are validated to become Infantrymen in… read more »

Formatting cells in Excel for a Weapons Mastery Data Tracker

  For Training Tuesday, we are continuing our series on how to create range reports you can use to identify trends in your marksmanship program using Microsoft Excel. The benefit to this is, it can show trends over time for an organization. All it takes is learning how to manipulate Excel. Today, we will specifically… read more »

Project Appleseed AAR

I stepped outside my comfort zone last weekend and attended an Appleseed event. For those not familiar with Project Appleseed, the organization’s website states: “Project Appleseed™ isn’t a gun club or a militia, nor is it a historical society. Instead, we are a non-partisan group of men and women (known as the Revolutionary War Veterans… read more »

Zeroing the Close Combat Optic (CCO), Part 1:

We are continuing our discussion on the M68 Close Combat Optic, or CCO. The reference for this is TM 9-1240-413-13P dated May 2013, and TC 3-22.9, Change 1 dated January 2017 To recap our discussion from last week, the close combat optic (CCO), M68 is a non-telescopic (unmagnified) reflex sight that is designed for the… read more »

How to use Excel for Training Management

For Training Tuesday, we are continuing our discussion from previous weeks. How do we capture information from large groups of people? What is the most effective way to show this information in a way that we can make sense of and identify trends? For the sake of this discussion, the metric we will be capturing… read more »

Pistol Draw and Presentation

    We are continuing our discussion about the shot process. Specifically, we will be addressing the shot process as it applies to the pistol. As mentioned previously, there is a new Pistol Manual for the Army. It is TC 3-23.35 (Pistol), and it will be our reference for this discussion. One of the Major… read more »

Fossil Friday: The ALT-C Qualification

For Friday, were going to discuss a new topic: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures that are obsolete or fossilized. This week’s Fossil Friday topic is the 25 meter scaled target qualification, or ALT-C. References for this discussion are TC 3-22.9, change 1 dated January 2017, and the Draft Integrated Weapons Training Strategy (TC 3-20.0) TC 3-22.9,… read more »

The M68 Close Combat Optic

For Tactics, Techniques and Procedures Thursday, we are continuing our discussion on optics. Specifically, we will be discussing the M68 Close Combat Optic, or CCO. The reference for this is TM 9-1240-413-13P dated may 2013, and TC 3-22.9, Change 1 dated January 2017 The close combat optic (CCO), M68 is a non-telescopic (unmagnified) reflex sight… read more »

Grouping: the Baseline

Judge me by your group size do you? Grouping TC 3-22.9 states “The goal of the grouping exercise is for the shooter to fire tight shot groups and consistently place those groups in the same location.” Many talk of shooting good groups and even more, sadly, talk about their weapons advertised grouping ability. Rarely, do… read more »

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