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necroptosis  ·  314 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: [Trip Report] Combat Field Training 2017

    We looked like this! Is the face paint necessary? No but it looks badass. Each company of cadets was trained, advised and later hunted down by Special Forces ODA, who are ghost-people that get paid to travel the world and kill. They were batshit crazy individuals with incredible tactical knowledge and a great desire to fuck with cadets.

heh yup, they be crazy. If you're gunna put camo on ya better do it right next time. Face and hands, lights on darks, darks on lights. While you're at it go jump in a mud puddle. Aim for that dirty hippy look

    Two female cadets, not in my company, decided to eat a piece of C4 as per recommendation of a very stupid Specialist and were sent to a hospital, and then removed from West Point :(

A very stupid specialist? He convinced two would be future officers to eat plastic explosives. The mans a legend among the E4 mafia.

I thoroughly enjoyed the post, incredibly interesting and well written. It seems like the quality of training is extremely high, pretty damn cool man.

nowaypablo  ·  314 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It seems like the quality of training is extremely high

That means a lot coming from you. I certainly think they do a great job. The most interesting part of all this is that it's hardly about my class, the entire detail is simultaneously focused on the upperclassmen that act as our cadre. While we do CFT the upperclassmen are completing their 'leadership detail' that they need to graduate. I saw a lot of incredible budding leaders, a lot of really sad power-trippers, and a lot of guys just doing their best to learn and develop.

    The mans a legend among the E4 mafia.

If his career is ok after that, he will certainly be a legend in my eyes as well.

Also the face camo was obviously for fun, I never put any on but some kids just did it for the 'Gram. There is no running from ODA anyhow.