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#4
What does that mean? Let me re-phrase. I've not gone through any training with them prior to deployment. I know it's mandatory. Should I read up on anything prior or just crack on? What is the instruction like?
 
#6
What does that mean? Let me re-phrase. I've not gone through any training with them prior to deployment. I know it's mandatory. Should I read up on anything prior or just crack on? What is the instruction like?
It's useless. When you turn up inform the DS that you know more than them, then proceed to quiz them. They will thank you for it.
 
#12
What are the views on OPTAG? Is the Training good?
Having sat through it recently.
ALL of it is useful. More importantly, ALL of it is necessary.
It has improved in leaps and bounds since I last saw it. My initial encounter was days sat in a theatre, hungover, and trying to stay awake.
My most recent experience was a bunch of very clued in individuals, each trying to impart their knowledge and experience in the most accessible manner possible.

If you make an effort to engage with the material (rather than be a powerpoint zombie) ask questions and encourage discussion (taking into account the tight timeframes) then you might well come away with something.

The current OPTAG team heavily promote the TRANSITION role pertinent to deploying troops, so much has changed. When coupled with a little reading-in to the principles of Counter-Insurgency and our withdrawal from past conflicts, you may find you learn more than expected.
 
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Mark The Convict

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#18
Gimp, that's Mnemonic you're thinking of. A mnemonic (pron.: /nəˈmɒnɨk/,[SUP][1][/SUP] with a silent "m"), or mnemonic device, is any learning technique that aids information retention. Mnemonics aim to translate information into a form that the human brain can retain better than its original form.
 

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