Jane’s Recognition Guides

From the new Mounted Tyranny site comes this list of essential guidebooks:


Special Forces


16 responses to “Jane’s Recognition Guides

  1. Excellent resource, browsing and studying already. Thanks for the link

  2. Tom Pearson


    Our one salvation that we have if Obama pulls some stunt and manages to not leave or step down from office if not re-elected is the following for American military personnel. See below. Back in 1933, Hitler became Chancelor of Germany rather than President as the President had to take a oath to uphold the German Constitution while the Chancelor did not. He also altered the German military’s oath for both officers and enlisted men in that they swore an oath to Hitler, not the German Nation or Constitution.

    All the military people I know both current and past are firm believers in their Oath and the US Constitution so I think it would be unlikely to see the American people staring down the military tank and rifle barrels and bayonets.

    United States Uniformed Services Oath of Office
    All officers of the seven Uniformed services of the United States take swear or affirm an oath of office upon commissioning. It differs slightly from that of the oath of enlistment that enlisted members recite when they enter the service. It is required by statute, the oath being prescribed by Section 3331, Title 5, United States Code.[1] It is traditional for officers to recite the oath upon promotion but as long as the officer’s service is continuous this is not actually required.[2] One notable difference between the officer and enlisted oaths is that the oath taken by officers does not include any provision to obey orders; while enlisted personnel are bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice to obey lawful orders, officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States.[3]

    [edit] Text of the Oath
    I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.[1]

    Note that the last sentence is not required to be said if the speaker has a personal or moral objection, as is true of all oaths administered by the United States government; Article Six of the United States Constitution requires that there be no religious test for public office.

    The oath is for an indeterminate period; no duration is specifically defined.

    Officers of the National Guard of the various States, however, take an additional oath:

    I, [name], do solemly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State (Commonwealth, District, Territory) of ___ against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of the State (Commonwealth, District, Territory) of ___, that I make this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the Office of [grade] in the Army/Air National Guard of the State (Commonwealth, District, Territory) of ___ upon which I am about to enter, so help me God.[4]

    Commissioned Officers (O-1 through O-10 second lieutenant or ensign through general or admiral, and W-2 through W-5 (chief warrant officers)) are commissioned under the authority of the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, Warrant Officers (WO-1) are given a warrant under the authority of their respective Service Secretary (e.g. Secretary of the Army), National Guard officers are additionally committed to the authority of the governor of their state. They may be activated in the service of their state in time of local or state emergency in addition to Federal activation. Reserve officers may only be activated by the President of the United States.

  3. If you are relying on honoring an oath as our one last salvation, you have not been paying attention to the divorce rate in America. 50% of Americans quite regularly dishonor the oaths they have taken at the altar. I’ve got to tell you that at the time taken more people intend to keep their marriage vows than do young soldiers that have no understanding of what their oath to the constitution is all about. Apples and oranges in terms of intended comittment. Then look at how those seriously made marriage vows are adhered to. Americans make vows at the drop of a hat if it will get them what they want.

  4. Oaths will go out the window when the economy melts down and the big incentive for FEDGOV pawns is their salary. Look at Katrina.

  5. The notion that an oath taken equals obedience to that oath should have been completely ended for all time by the actions of oath takers during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Both United States soldiers, officers and enlisted, routinely violated their oaths as did nearly every police agency sent to New Orleans and other places.

    So, please, let’s not hear of this again.

    The recognition guides are a good, basic reference but may not be up to date on computer and sighting systems which are changing rapidly.

    I just discovered this morning that 3-6x color digital thermal rifle sights are available for my purchase. No, they’re not cheap at $7500 and up, but are a quantum leap above Gen 3+ NVDs. There are those in the land that can buy these and should as soon as possible.


  6. I suggest those playing cards, with the vehicles on them, front and back, one side outline, the other black object, three views. Carrying several decks to show all vehicles is light and easy, and you can do squad to platoon size classes, passing them around and coming up with games for them. I used to do this when we were caught in hurry-up-and-wait situations and we called it the one minute trainer. You can train people standing in chow lines, waiting for transport, anywhere you got troops with a few loose minutes. I would keep score in my pocket notebook, and each weeks winner got a three and sometimes four day pass, for knowing all the vehicles. We also did aircraft, and weapons.

  7. Amazon has the cards, most under $5.00.

  8. Cassandra (of Troy)

    As w/ their fleshly counterparts, panzers don’t perform all that well w/ an injured/missing foot, & such appendages are easier to get to than the ‘heart’ or ‘brain’. After that’s been accomplished, it’s ‘mouth’/’eyes’/’ears’ & if one has the time/inclination, ‘arms’.

    Cassandra (of Troy)