Training progressed in a way that allowed us to build our confidence in the skills we had while developing new skills.
Rod, it was a pleasure working with you and appreciate the experience. As you know, this isn't for fun - this is a for future combat rotations and I take away a great many lessons learned. thanks to you, Gord and Mike for speaking our language and trying to pass along lessons learned the hard way!
This is the best organized TDY I have ever attended. If we always trained this way we would be a stronger force. My only regret is we can't do it more often. Outstanding Job!
Just wanted to follow up with you with an actual operations experience...after an avalanche hit in Afghanistan, we pulled the Peak Equip list for the traverse, re-configured our gear a little, and dressed out just like we did for the High Angle/Traverse exercise in Montana. Worked out pretty good...Altitude was very high, and the people were pretty desperate...had it not been for us attending your training, we wouldn't have been as prepared as we were.