Introduction The Defence Lessons Identified Management System (DLIMS) is a UK Defence-wide database to deal with the collection, management, and distribution of lessons. It is a tool that enables the Chain of Command to allocate responsibilities, track actions, and archive work on each issue but individual Defence Organisations have also developed their own databases, in… Read More
Fieldcraft & Elk: Learning Skills & Drills!
“Wily elk learn to outsmart hunters WITH age comes wisdom. Older female elk learn to avoid getting shot by hunters, and may adapt their behaviour to the hunting threat at different times of year. Henrik Thurfjell [and colleagues (2017)] at the University of Alberta, Canada, and his colleagues put GPS tracking collars on 49 female elk in… Read More
Experience, Teacher & Schoolmaster
“Experience may be the best teacher, but it is a ruthless schoolmaster!” Unknown
Apology & Mistakes…
“To inquire if and where we made mistakes is not to apologize.” Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover in testimony before the U.S. Congress in April 1964
Hope & Planning…
“Hope is a great companion, but a poor planner.” Unknown
War: Linking Art & Science
“The ‘art’ of war is the application of the science!” Unknown The problem is that a given lesson is easily ignored or forgotten because it doesn’t apply to your current situation.
Time to Change your Plan?
“It is a bad plan that cannot be altered.” Publilius Syrus(85 BC to 43 BC) was a Latin writer, best known for his Sententiae. He was a Syrian who was brought to Italy as a slave, but by his wit and talent he won the favour of his master, who freed and educated him. Alternatives include:… Read More
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