15 Fighters: Advice From The NCOs, Present & Past

A reader/commenter in this series asked on behalf of others w/o prior .mil service if the former/present NCOs in the community would share their top 5 pieces of advice.

You know the drill.

Citations to sources are always a help.


55 responses to “15 Fighters: Advice From The NCOs, Present & Past

  1. You might wonder at the lack of response from the former .mil NCO types. I believe it might be due to the lack of experience in our current situation. During most conflict in our past, our military has had access to several important items that you will not. Plentiful and timely resupply of all primary logistics, to include ammo, food, vehicles and manpower. They were operating, in most cases, in a permissive environment due to the possession of overwhelming force. They had access to, in each era, cutting edge war making technology’s in the form of weapons systems, communications and intelligence gathering capabilities.

    You will have none of these. As a matter of fact, you will probably be the Indians. Or the Kulaks. Or the Boers. Take your pick. Think Venezuela.

    My best advice would be to move out of the city to a more rural setting, flyover country, where one could establish ties with blood clan and/or familial type” ties with the locals. Areas deemed as repulsive by city dwellers and inhabited by deplorables are the most desirable. I don’t live out west because I have no family there. I have two very good friends who have relocated back from Idaho and Wyoming respectively, due to lack of clan there. Since we are no longer living in a “high trust” nation, I now have very little trust in anyone outside of my clan. Proceed to become very independent of anyone outside of your clan. Get out of debt, grow your own food (an adult male needs in excess of 1 million calories a year), work on your own vehicles, spend time with your people. Preserve your culture and pass it down to your posterity. Mosby’s books explain this in detail.

    Fire-and-maneuver tactics are great fun and work well in an infantry company setting. I would concentrate on clandestine carry for work in the upcoming non-permissive environment. Again, Mosby has that covered.

    Intelligence will be your lifeblood in the near future. You’ve got to have a good handle on what is happening in your AO, how it might effect you and how to react. Without that informal network you are blind. Check out Sam Culper’s material.

    Hope is not a method. Good hunting.

  2. Pay attention to detail. Watch were you point that muzzle. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard. Make sure your gear doesn’t rattle when you move. Have situational awareness. At all times. You will have fear. Overcome it.