Did he know what was expected....

by jgt, Sunday, September 09, 2018, 05:59 (629 days ago) @ rob
edited by jgt, Sunday, September 09, 2018, 06:32

I agree with people taking personal responsibility, but that goes for those who train as well as the trainee. This young man was still in training. If he had been properly trained, I find it hard to believe he would have been blindsided by this event. He would have known what to do and how to handle it. That is the point of them having to go through such training. When you are properly trained, when put into difficult circumstances you haven't faced before, you revert to your training. I agree the entombed soldier deserves the honor and the guards that walk that post should be the very best of the best. I also believe they should have the highest of standards. But when a trainee is put into this position two days before graduation you would think it would be a no brainer if he was properly trained. It was reported he resisted the heckling for some time before responding. Why? He did not know how to properly respond to this event. He had no trained response to react with. It may be the training needs to be longer to cover more situations and this included. But to take people that are young with not enough years of experience in life to learn things on their own and not prepare them for what they will be facing is a failure in their training. Blaming the trainee is covering up this lack in the training. It could result in very unintended consequences down the road. This event just luckily uncovered the deficiency.

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