Discussion in 'Employment Opportunities - Help Wanted - Skills' started by Chdamn, Nov 1, 2018.
This is for me!
Any idea when we would hear back if they do select us? I don’t want to look for another job, get hired & then get a call.
Sorry I don’t. They usually move fairly quickly but who knows.
Umm it’s the govt. they don’t do anything fast
No-Rinse body wash and shampoo!
It will work for me without changing jobs... I'm fortunate to be pretty flexible.
Plus, I already smell bad... jus' sayin'!
Shampoo and body wash for sale in the commissary
The no-rinse kind? I'm assuming the people will be without running water, and this stuff has saved my sanity during the many power outages we get in our area.
This Colonel Bulldogs name isn't Dave is it?
The suspense is killing me... I’ve already got ambushes planned out & everything..
Not that I’m aware of.
Oh the suspense is killing me... I was just at the hardware store sizing up tarps to make my own hooch, best color to camouflage it & I’m not even hired yet...
Best would be a 10x10' canvas tarp
Man I wish I could have signed up for this. Maybe by next year I'll be able to wangle the sort of schedule that allows it.
Wording I'm hearing is that the SFQC is getting condensed to 4 classes a year, starting Jun 19.
Huh. I got the opposite that they may be increasing by 2 so one class every 6 weeks instead of every 8.
Who the hell knows. The last 6 years has been like that. Once every 6 weeks then once every 10 then back to every 8.
Time will tell.
Hmmm. I was thinking the 16x18 would be mine so I had extra coverage in the event of rain, or wind... but I yield to your experience.
10x10 canvas is doable if you have to pack up and move. 16x18 canvas can be a bear to pack out, doable if using one of the brown plastic tarps. As a role player expect to move several times. Sometimes you can load a truck, other times you're humping a ruck with the students.
Any other equipment you advise us to get in advance? Do we need to bring our rifles, or paintball grenades or something?
How far does one typically move? I'm a fine representative couch potato so I'm curious.
Don't not bring any weapons at all. Bring a pocket/utility knife, wet/cold weather gear, good sleeping bag/pad. Cup/spoon/canteen/hygiene kit/flashlight and a good backpack/rucksack. Food will be provide but expect campfire cooking. Someone in the camp will be designated as the cook, everyone else will take turns doing food prep, fire duty, clean up, etc.
Varies on lane and how good/bad the SF students are. Piss off the cadre by bad performance and you can be expected to do some humping. I've made my students/Gs walk back from a target at night 6 miles back to their camp.
Ouch. If they really got pissed they'd make some fellas haul my fat arse as a casualty lol
Nonsense, we are playing guerilla fighters... we’d just shoot you and leave your body for the enemies to find, while planting false intel on it.
They've had lots of causalities before too if their tactics are off and they screw up again. Painful experiences teaches them not to do that again. As stated no weapons as the cadre will provide them to you. Expect training on M4, AKs, M249 SAW, M240 Machine Gun and others. You don't need any uniforms as those will be provided too. Some camo clothing is ok. Have a good pair of hiking shoes and a second pair to wear if the others get wet. Have a flatten roll of toilet paper in a ziplock bag and go to WalMart gardening center and get a cheap $1 trowel to dig your cathole.
Just remember your a role player for the students. That's your job, you're getting paid to act, stay in role with them, ie crazy Joe, lazy bum or tea toddling Brit. The students will train you on military skills and what you need to know and do (good to have some basic camping skills to make your life better however) You will have a good time and learning experience if you stay positive.
Exactly this. It's why I said that vets sometimes have a hard time with the role. We want to show how much we know and that isn't what you are being paid to do. You have to act like you know some but not much. Then you use your knowledge to ask pertinent questions to see if they know it and can train you on it.
As an example me and one other guy are the only 2 that really know the M60. We usually run M240's but we threw them a loop and had an M60 in camp. The student that was teaching the class on the MG's told us ride the bolt forward and then load the rounds (which is how the 240 is designed.) That way you aren't carrying with the bolt back ready to fire. When you're ready to fire you slam the bolt open and then rock and roll.
Now that's fine on the 240. Do that on the 60 and you will bend the hell out of the feed lever and make the gun inoperable. He and I looked at each other and smiled in the class. We did not take over and teach the kid. That isn't our job. Instead we asked questions to try and steer him to see his mistake or ask someone. The cadre finally had to call him aside and explain his screw up (after sliding over and asking me in a whisper what the issue was and I explained) because he just didn't know and we didn't want to break role.
So I have to play an idiot? I can do that... I can do the hell out of that.
We actually had one guy who was a marine sniper really play it up when we told the students he was a new recruit. He stood in front of one of the student, asking him stupid questions while he slowly loads rounds backwards in his mag. They jammed of course and he started cussing and trying to force more in just to see what the guy would do.
I attended a shooting class where a instructor was a Marine sniper, but didn’t say it, I had to drag it out of him. But I could tell he shot too well & was too much in shape to be anything but the badass he was.
I told him not to ever try going undercover because he had “professional “ tattooed on his head.
Sounds fair. Don't forget to stick an IED under me after I die.
I do not toddle tea, I chug coffee lol
Lessons of the IRA in Northern Ireland?
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By the time they get to our camp we are told how hard to push them based on their competence level. Like I said we're at the very end. If it looks like a weak group that will most likely get recycled anyway based on their performance so far, we don't stress them. Why bother. If they are doing well we stress them. Doing really well we stress them really hard.
I only bring that up because we don't leave our dead or wounded. Don't want them to be identified so they UPA or ISC might go after their families or connect them to us.
So the lighter guys are usually designated to be casualties. Buuuuut if a group is doing really well, they will pick one of the biggest guys to be a casualty. Then they have to carry your big ass, sometimes a very long way, over rough terrain.
I was a hostage a few times. I'm not huge but a good 225 when kitted up. I was suppose to walk out under my own power. The bastards kicked in the door and shot me twice with simmunitions right in the gut. I went boneless. The cadre came over since I wasn't sticking to the plan and said whats up? I lifted my shirt to show him the blood trickling from the two impacts and whispered "They effing shot me" he said good call. They shot you they own you.
They had to carry my big ass on a make shift litter about 3 clicks over some really bad terrain.
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I’d add a head lamp.
I have most of that stuff already, even a good cot, but it’s too bulky to really carry around.
When I left Gander Mountsin, I had like $300 worth of gift cards & employee bonus so I cleaned up on my gear... from a buddy heater, to a sub-zero sleeping bag, to a gratuitous amount of smart wool socks..
Just worried about food now.. I’m not the best of cooks if Dominos isn’t an option.
See I love cooking in the field, it brings out my experimental cook!
"Shepherds pie" made with canned corn beef, baked beans and packet mash with some cheddar mixed in is the stuff cold weather dreams are made of. Always popular and really takes the chill off.
That said, I will pack extra graham crackers and Oreos to prevent a mutiny & everyone going Colonel Kurtz...
Or we can pray for the Chikfila drone delivery to be a thing.
Snacks are important! Especially to whoever has to carry them.
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