33 min

CWC - The Graduates How To Train A Military

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Peter sits down with two officers from the British Army who had just completed the culminating exercise of the Captain's Warfare Course. The discussion happened in a field on Salisbury Plain as the rest of the team tore down the infrastructure and camp around us. 
The difference these two individuals exhibited from when Peter met them at the start of the course was striking. Here were 2 soldiers who had changed: they were no longer just able to command at a company level and contribute to C2 at the Battle Group level within their specialisation, but both now understand the Brigade level of command – and the processes used there. What’s more they clearly both seem able to contribute – in a meaningful way – to HQ staff functions at that level. After only 6 weeks education and training, that’s quite some leap. Their confidence, their attitude, just how they held themselves was very different to the people I met just a few weeks previously. Clearly capable officers in November, by December they had an aura of success about them – and that cynical humour that is a hallmark of British soldiers – perhaps soldiers everywhere. 
There is overwhelming conclusion from being with the team at CW: This course works. And It is getting better each time.

Peter sits down with two officers from the British Army who had just completed the culminating exercise of the Captain's Warfare Course. The discussion happened in a field on Salisbury Plain as the rest of the team tore down the infrastructure and camp around us. 
The difference these two individuals exhibited from when Peter met them at the start of the course was striking. Here were 2 soldiers who had changed: they were no longer just able to command at a company level and contribute to C2 at the Battle Group level within their specialisation, but both now understand the Brigade level of command – and the processes used there. What’s more they clearly both seem able to contribute – in a meaningful way – to HQ staff functions at that level. After only 6 weeks education and training, that’s quite some leap. Their confidence, their attitude, just how they held themselves was very different to the people I met just a few weeks previously. Clearly capable officers in November, by December they had an aura of success about them – and that cynical humour that is a hallmark of British soldiers – perhaps soldiers everywhere. 
There is overwhelming conclusion from being with the team at CW: This course works. And It is getting better each time.

33 min

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