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Old 07-17-2017, 06:30 PM
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https://stability-operations.org/membership/our-members

Have a look at these companies. I think they may inspire some ideas
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:05 PM
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"Matlock and Associates", I know it's for FLEET logistics, still....

Overall though, an interesting list.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:03 AM
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Of course one question is how good is Morrow training?

Granted the rule books give the impression it's little more than basic infantry training (which is of course no mean feat), but combined with a lack of actual combat experience. Then most Morrow Project members are going to be greener than a Granny Smith Apple.

With MARS most likely being a core of veteran soldiers from extremely diverse backgrounds.

But if they had to train a small group of specialist combat troops how well could they achieve this?

It's worth noting that the concept of genuine elite/special forces didn't really exist before WW2. Although of course there were very many highly experienced, go anywhere units such as the US Marines.

But from SOE, to the SAS and the US Special Forces and OSS there were a great many trained up. It is possible to train some impressive skills in a relatively short period of time if the candidate has potential.

So it's not impossible that a small elite section of both Recon and MARS with the natural psychological profile and physical fitness. Would be hived off from the rest of the trainees and given an additional 6 months or maybe a year's worth of intensive training. The project more so even than the most elite military units isn't part of a larger military organisation so this training could be excpetionally personalised more like 1 2 1 coaching.

Would it work? Would intensive training ever beat real world experience? Probably not, but certainly it would give team members more of a fighting chance.
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But if they had to train a small group of specialist combat troops how well could they achieve this?

It's worth noting that the concept of genuine elite/special forces didn't really exist before WW2. Although of course there were very many highly experienced, go anywhere units such as the US Marines.
WW1 German SturmTruppen. These were elite Infantry armed with submachineguns, semi auto pistols, flamethrowers, and hand weapons like axe, mace, and trench knife. They trained for and were mission specific to attacking trench works at nightbehind a rolling barrage of artillery and mortars.

Other elite troops of the period were mostly Cavalry, whom essentially wrote themselves out of modern warfare. Hussars, Uhlans, Kings Own.. etc.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:00 AM
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I think the thing about OSS and SOE is they had to create people capable of special missions, unique tasks in an entirely hostile environment with only a few months training. Whilst at the same time working with a very limited pool of people, e.g. those who already had a fluent second language (and bearing in mind they were sharing those with military intelligence a really small pool).

It's a situation remarkably similar to the one posed by the Morrow Project.

If you look at the training, it was in small groups with a lot of one to one training. Not to mention when using the works of people like Colonel Fairbain very modern and ahead of the time.

So I thought it was an interesting model for how someone like the project, would take a small group of civilians many of whom would never have ever faced any real danger. Then in maybe 6 months or so turn them into people who could concievably be ambushing patrols. blowing up bridges and stabbing sentries.

Of course the other thing about OSS and SOE was both of them viewed their agents as being disposable if need be.

http://home.earthlink.net/~mrstephen.../training.html
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