I recently flew to South Dakota to observe some officer candidates in training. On the way, we flew directly over the Grand Teton Mountains, seen in the pic below.
Part of the training was a water event designed to increase confidence, discipline and obdience. Have a look at the pic below. This is called the "unexpected entry" event. The candidate stands on the diving board, blindfolded, holding an M16. They then walk off the end until they fall into the water.
In the pic below, the candidate is standing on the edge of the pool, and the trainer talks for a moment then suddenly shoves the candidate backward into the water. The Army needs to train its officers to do whatever they are asked to do, without question, even if it sounds crazy. This is part of building that mindset.
Yer basic military briefing.
You've all heard about one of these. Many of us have been unfavorably compared to one. I saw one in the briefing shed, and snapped this pic before it could get away. Yes, it's a box of rocks.