Surveying interest in a challenging 12+ hour leadership & live fire event Now with video embed!
Stan08 [Team Member]
1/3/2012 3:38:36 PM
Currently surveying interest in a marathon 12+ hour small-unit leadership evaluation to include multiple live fire, fire and movement events on 21 December 2012
Small Unit Leadership Evaluation (SULE) [Soo-lee]
The Concept of Operation:
* A rigorous crucible based around a 4-6 person fire team.
*Each of the members gets to lead at least once as the Fire Team Leader.
*Each leader is issued a mission and aided in the mission planning by a veteran Marine infantry officer and/or Staff Non-Commissioned Officer or NCO
*Once the mission order is planned and rehearsed it is presented before the rest of the team.
*Each mission climaxes in a live fire, fire and movement course of fire that is rehearsed and supervised for safety.
*Once the mission is complete, the Fire Team is led back to an "Assembly Area” and a new Fire Team Leader is appointed for the next mission.
*After action evaluation and feed back by a mentor, a veteran Marine infantry officer or Staff NCO.
*Multiple classes in the beginning for your education and safety; small unit tactics, emergency medicine/first aid, order processing and issuance.
*A lot of walking; mole skin will be necessary.
*A lot of exertion; you will need to be in good cardio-vascular condition with the blessing from your doctor. You will need to pound Gatorade throughout the trial.
*A lot of shooting; pushing your situational awareness, firearms skills, firearms and equipment to the maximum.
*Bag punching mixed in throughout to simulate hand-to-hand combat.
*Your ability to lead and follow will be strengthened under the stress of less-peaceful conditions.
*Two first-aid responders on scene during the entire event.
*The first trial is tentatively scheduled for 21 December 2012 (11+ months to get in shape!)
*Location would be at Angeles Shooting Range due to rugged terrain and easier access to night shooting.
*Price is estimated to be between $300 - $500 depending on how many takers. Hired help like experienced first aid responders (Navy Corpsman/Army medics) and veteran Marine and Soldiers will be contracted which affect the price tag.
*The thumbnail gear list: rifle, pistol optional, firearms supporting gear, load bearing equipment (chest rig, vest, harness, plate carrier, etc.), day/assault pack, cap, cold weather gear, weapons cleaning gear, pen/pencil, notepad, hydration source (camel, canteen, water bottles, etc.), good boots (broken in), cargo pants, long sleeve shirt (no camouflage clothing during the day) and intestinal fortitude.
*Rifle ammunition: ~1000 rounds.
* I can provide, 550 cord, duct tape, two-way radios, lunch, dinner and other consumable items. Load bearing equipment loaners available.
*Reduced price for those who want to attend academic portion, observe and learn.
*Prerequisites: Rifle/Carbine 202, Low-Light/Night Tactics 101 and Combined Arms & Tactics (CAT) 303 by St. Crispian. Other schools offer an RC 202 and Low Light 101 equivalent which can be honored. No one else offers CAT 303.
If this sounds like it is for you please contact me.