Updated: Jun 28
There is no debate about the fact that real-world experience is an amazing learning point and has driven a lot of what we have learned over the last couple of years when it comes to training. My time overseas on the one deployment I went on taught me so much. Maybe not the traditional things that most people might assume. I learned a lot about teamwork and movement as a team. I learned about keeping your moral and mental health in tack. I learned that ego can really get in your way. I learned that it is important to stay disciplined when it's easy to get complacent. I learned that sometimes you have to put the risks away and focus on the mission at hand. The list goes on and on of things I learned from being lucky enough to go on that deployment.