Army Training/Experience most useful, least useful

#1
If I had a parlour this could be a parlour game to play with those who have served:
Question: What is the most useful thing, in civilian life, that you learned from your army service?:
My answer: The real benefits of thorough preparation and planning.

Question: What is the least useful thing, in civilian life, that you learned from your army service?:
My answer; That the order "...into line left form..." is never heard in civilian conversation.

Next please.
 
#3
Most useful: The art of getting from bed to workplace in good order in very short timeframe.

Least useful: The culture that encourages taking strong drink that requires the haste listed above.
 
#5
Most useful: Assertiveness. The ability to detect a bullshitter and tell them to get fucked before it starts impacting on your time.

Least useful: Values and standards training. WTF? Its civvies that need WIPS if anyone.
 
#6
Most useful, no one is that important that they cannot be replaced. That upsets civvies.

Least useful, Not walking on grass, I still get a guilty feeling.
 
#8
Most useful: there is no direct relationship between rank or status on the one hand, and personality / intelligence / common-sense on the other.

Least useful: The difference between BTR40 and BRDM1
 
#9
Most useful : How to use a tin opener. :)

Least useful : Not much call for whizzes with guided missiles unfortunately.
 
#10
Most useful : Is what you are about to say really worth saying?

Least useful : How to bull boots.

Er. In view of the first I should probably not post this, but WTF.
 
#11
most usefull. How to keep fit and an appreciation of being that way.


Least usefull. Batco
 
#12
Most useful: The ability to take a bollocking on the chin and not blame it on anyone else.

Least useful: Taking a bollocking when the tw@t giving it to you is the cnut who cocked it up in the first place and didn't have the balls to brief the General himself!

Experience is a marvellous thing. Oh look 84 Tk Bde!
 
#13
Most useful: How to function through a hangover that would kill a civvy.

Least useful: Any form of drill (although to be fair I didn't find it much use when serving either).
 
#15
Most Useful: How to do a security survey (I'm astonished by how much civilian companies will pay for a decent Sy Surv). Closely followed by the "working with a hangover" thing mentioned above.

Least Useful: About turn in slow time on the march (mind you, it gets you space on a crowded Underground platform if you practice while waiting). Closely followed by how to bull a brass casement stay with a Black & Decker sander before an OC's inspection...
 
#17
Most useful: Having the ability to make a command decision, whilst all the civvies are still wringing their hands and wondering which manager to ask.

Least useful: JMH
 
#18
Most useful advice -' Ears open,mouth shut.'
Least useful question- 'Any complaints?'
 
#19
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Most Useful: How to do a security survey (I'm astonished by how much civilian companies will pay for a decent Sy Surv). Closely followed by the "working with a hangover" thing mentioned above.
go on then, how much :)
 
#20
Most useful: the ability to be able to do several different jobs, often concurrently, and in the minimal ammount of time.

Least useful: driving a land rover, in convoy, at no more than 50mph, for hours and hours and hours and hours up the motorway/autobahn to some grim training camp that never has any hot water..... 8O
 

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