LC — Training Shortcut
A member of a 6-Soldier Team is preparing for a deployment. There’s a lot of training to be done in very little time. You are told to meet at a civilian range in civilian clothes. Your team leader shows up in his POV and hands you your military weapon from his trunk…now what?
Upholding Ethical Standards
What’s the Situation?
- You are a member of a six-Soldier team about to deploy to a combat zone, and it is your first deployment.
- You find your team struggling to complete all training requirements due to competing priorities.
- After a failed range day, your team leader (and your senior rater) asks you to come to a civilian range in civilian clothes during a training day.
- Your team leader shows up in a Privately Owned Vehicle and hands you your military weapon.
- Disillusioned by the incident, you ask your peer how they feel about the range. They also express misgivings and agree to approach your team leader about what happened.
- The team leader holds a video conference with the entire team, and everyone remains quiet about their misgivings. The team leader acknowledges that he did something illegal and takes your silence about his actions as consent.