Common Tasks Testing – The Army’s “Everybody” Requirement

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Read and do, then teach others.

Source manual.

Heed JC’s closing graf, please:

…Either continue making excuses for doing little or nothing of substance in your preparations (“Mom, the bad man called me a child!”), or get it done! You have no one to blame but yourself if you’re not even a speed bump in the thugs movement to power.

For God’s sake, at least be a Damned speed bump – you owe your family that much. Train and Prepare yourself Spiritually, Mentally and Physically, and get your logistics in order.

Instruction for each task is here.

9 responses to “Common Tasks Testing – The Army’s “Everybody” Requirement

  1. Might wanna add…

    Run an SDR
    Use a one time pad
    Operate an HF radio
    craft a dead drop
    Drive a stick
    Drive offensively
    Fly a light aircraft
    Use a typewriter
    Pick locks
    Use a camera (well in odd conditions)
    Grow and cultivate food
    Animal husbandry
    Burn witches, baptists, mormons, etc. (for Mr. Barry to feel included)

  2. “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, con a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein
    Still workin’ on some of these…

  3. There is one additional test, unofficial, that I used in the Army, in line units. When I watched soldiers take their tests, I also looked at, and digested the results, then, compared them to what I knew about each soldier. In every single case, soldiers who I knew to be trust worthy and competent, scored in the 90th or higher percentile. Those who did not, were not. The moral of the story is that soldiers who are genuinely interested in their jobs, and enthusiastic about whether or not they measure up to proficiency in their jobs, are the ones you can rely on. It sounds logical, and quite common sense, but this is one of those things you have to look at in order to see it clearly, and when the SHTF, you aren’t going to have any time to think about who you can rely on, you’re just going to have to react. Which is why you skull this shit out beforehand. The shooting starts, and you and your go-to guys hit the mud. Everything else is rubbish. Ask yourself. What do I know about the guy next to me?

  4. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on MCS.

  5. Neros Lyre

    Got a dogeared copy,had it for ahwile and ductaped it back to life.Read it often,practice when I/we can.The little green camo Soldiers manual of common tasks skill lvl 1 from1994 isn’t bad either.It has a lot of the same info and whenever someone asks to borrow one of them they get”the look”and shut up.

    • That (’94) is the latest version I have as well (Hell, my Ranger Handbook is the ’88 version). I used the new one because it was easier going through and screenshoting then editing that one than to scan the old one.

  6. Us old school analog Infantry had the “blue bible”. From what I can tell, it was better. I’ll laugh when all the digital idiots are hopelessly lost without batteries…

  7. Here’s the full step-by-step for each of the tasks listed in that manual.