Are their any 'monkey on back' removal specialists in the house? I can't seem to shake this one off.
Confusing the aims of military 'adventure training' with 'adventure travel' shows all too ckearly that you don't understand the former.
To try to fill in the gaps for you. Military adventure training has a vast range of aims, from experience in logistics and communications to local relations, stress management, multi-tasking, initiative and improvisation, but invariably all conventional adventure training requires elements of leadership and teamwork. There isn't a great deal of either when the trips are solo, as with Lawrence, Bagnold, etc. who like others you mention didn't do any of them when serving in the military.
You really are barking up completely the wrong tree here.