|It has never been the soldiering skills that are lacking.
And for the individuals who like to go off on reservists , I have indicated several times that I am a proponent of reservists.
My best friend was a reservists before he went reg. Top notch grunt, when he wanted to better himself, he was put down .
He got out and is now a Dr. Personally, I think our abilities were seeded in the cadet program .
That ought to get a couple BP's up.
I had a bunch of reservists who worked for me in Germany, everyone of them did the same job and gave the same amount of drive (if not a little more) than my reg section members.
I have always believed that if you give ANYBODY a chance, especially when they make mistakes-coupled with POSITIVE constructive criticism, they will accomplish whatever you ask of them. If you have set the bar low for anyone and fail to let them reach it, you are the failure.
When I here of someone lambasting the abilities of a subordinate, I am of the mind set that there is something lacking in that persons fibre and leadership qualities.
Regardless of the rants, rhetoric and retribution of us verse them , gauge not the experience of the individual, but the ability of the leader to teach and nurture.
This has been a Harry moment,