Friday, January 4, 2013

Focused on the wrong things



Older article about enforcing weight standards at the US Army's PME courses:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htatrit/articles/20121015.aspx

The article goes on to talk about how the Army will now shift back to more focus on looking good and potentially less on combat skills...although you would think we would have learned our lesson after 10+ years of war.

Sadly, the Navy isn't doing much better.

Note that I'm not saying enforcing weight standards is a bad thing. Enforcing standards is one thing. Setting standards that don't create an effective fighting force (by say, making the weight restriction really hard, or focusing on skills that don't matter in combat) doesn't make any sense.

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