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David Little

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  • Birthday 12/09/1968

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    Retired US Army 11B20 E5/11A O5 Soldier
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    Owner President & CEO of TheOutfitter Co.
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  1. Got it. 19D Cavalry Scout. “Death before dismount” & “If you ain’t CAV you ain’t S#%T!”. Keep on truckin’ and stay safe brother! AATW!
  2. Understanding Leadership and Planning is half the battle. I believe everyone on the team should get a chance to lead. You never know when you need to step up and lead. My military leadership experience taught me that to be a good leader, you need to be a good follower, humble and respectful of the team. As a leader I often found myself knowing one inch deep over a football field, where someone like a Chief Warrant Officer would know a thousand feet deep. You have a great Architectural Engineering skill set. A Masters Degree studies in Military History is a great skill to understand our past failures so that we don’t repeat it. It is my guess that you’ve learned to open your mind to numerous planning needs. Patrolling tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) can be taught to anyone who keeps an open mind and a willingness to learn. Know your strengths and limitations. Keep a Weather Eye Sailor AATW!
  3. 80% disabled.... Keep on working the 100% request. Try using the DAV or the VFW. Being an armorer is a great skill set. Is that an Ordnance MOS? I could learn a lot from you. I was an EMT/Fireman1 20 years ago as well. It takes a lot to maintain your skills and certifications. Good on you brother! AATW!
  4. In September 2008, I was assigned to the Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division as the Director of Battlefield Assessments. We were preparing to takeover command of Regional Command East. OPTEMPO was pegged to the max and we were jumping every month. In March 2009 I jumped on Sicily DZ in 23 knot winds. Thirty soldiers including myself jumped in that first pass. All thirty were injured, with sixteen seriously injured. I landed on the hard compacted dirt of the Sicily DZ FLS. I sustained a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury . I did not deploy with the 82nd. I was transferred to the XVIII Airborne Corps on the other side of Ft Bragg. I made a decent recovery in a year and made it back on jump status before deploying to Iraq in December 2010. While I was assigned to Camp Victory BIAP Palace, I made a trip to FOB Union III in March 2011. During my stay, an IRAM land forty feet from me and knocked me down and out. Yep, another S-TBI. The concussion subsided and I remained in Iraq. Two months later I was involved in RPG initiated Vehicular Far Ambush on Route Irish going from BIAP to the Baghdad Green Zone. Again, another TBI. On my return from Iraq in December 2011, I spent another year in neurological therapy. On 31 January 2013, I was retired with the Obama RIF after 24 years in the Army. Before retirement, I consulted with the DAV. I signed over my medical records along with a power of attorney and let them work their magic with the VA. Ten months later, I was granted 100% Permanent and Total designation. Well, after all that all that I’m ok. I’m mind is still writing checks my body can’t cash and I’ll then feel it the next day. I still miss being on jump status, so I live vicariously through my son who is assigned to A Co 1-505 IN, 3BCT, 82nd Abn Division. ”Well, that’s all I’m gonna say about that” Stay Frosty My Friend Airborne All the Way!
  5. I would suggest that in addition to planning ideas, we post our strengths and weaknesses. So, I started a topic. Be open, honest and don’t judge. We need to come together as a team and have some fun.
  6. I would suggest that in addition to planning ideas, we post our strengths and weaknesses. That is to say what we can and are unable to do. I don’t mean that someone on the team who is broken and distorted cannot be a valued member. Also many come to the team lacking combat, survival, prepping or field craft skills. They too are a valued asset. Some come with little skill but make up for it in heart and willingness to serve and survive. For me I’m a 100% Disabled U.S. Army Retiree. So, can I hump a 100 pound ruck like back in the day? Well, probably not but I can still shoot, move and communicate. I’m not as strong as that young soldier I used to be decades ago but I’m a hell-of-a more savvy and smart. So, I think this is a great forum to get started.
  7. Got a great deal. An ODA SF Team I was attached to, kitted me out with equipment and then didn’t want it back. Too much paperwork for them to take it back. Uhh ok ROGER-WILCO, time to Charlie Oscar Mike.
  8. This is a great book to teach the exam. Look into ARRL for a local testing site. Sometimes the Volunteer Examiner(s) will conduct a class over the weekend with the exam following immediately after. Get a license and operate your radio legally.
  9. I have an 8w BF-F8HP. It’s a lot like the UV-5R but a little better. Better optional battery, rubber sleeve and excetra. It’s not an MBITR or a Motorola P25 XTS 5000R, so the expectation is to care for it like not low crawling on it. I have several XTS 5000/3000 radios and they can take a beating. Commo is an important investment in your kit. A good set of unit communication equipment does well to reduce the fog of war. I have an Amateur Radio Technicians License KN4MBZ, and I’ve been looking into radio transmission capabilities for some time now. Understanding and identifying problems with your communication situation is the first step in solving the solution. These little Baofeng are affordable and reasonably powerful for their size. I would suggest the UV-9R 18w model, for its power to weight/size ratio. It is relatively easy to set up two of these as a repeater station.
  10. Get a Ham Radio License. It’s easy and it’s legal.
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