“Living A Life in 3D” (Tactics that Work)

[Definition: A drill sergeant is a symbol of excellence in initial entry army training, an expert in all warrior tasks and battle-drills, lives the Army values, exemplifies the warrior ethos, and most importantly- is the epitome of the Army as a profession.]

I remember the first time I heard something poignant about the realities of life. It was when I was an Army recruit going through my Basic Training and it came from a drill sergeant. Here’s the story: My platoon had once again found itself half right, face and holding the front-lean-and-rest position in a muddy field. The Senior Drill Sergeant with his cadre nearby was giving us another ration of his philosophy about life. It was nothing but …

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