Emil Praslick of the Army Marksmanship Unit comments on a proposed qualification course designed by the Asymmetric Warfare Group.

 

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/05/army_marksmanship_050408w/

Not really a fan. I’ve looked at this COF, and was worked with the first unit in BCT (basic training) to develop and implement it. First, you’re not training marksmanship, you’re running scenarios. They don’t spend enough time in Basic just teaching them the fundamentals without prematurely moving to other tasks.

The stoppage drill is a joke. The Privates know when it’s coming and simply rack out the dummy round (there’s no “specially designed” malfunctioning ammo) and continue. In this, the are actually negatively training on how to reduce a stoppage.

Everybody wants to be cool now, without having to perform actual instruction first.

 

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