Do You Think or Do You Know?
KANAZAWA INST OF TECH (JAPAN) DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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Knowing the answer to the question Do you think or do you know can mean the difference between success and failure during a deployment. What you think is something you ve been told. What you know is what you have done or seen. For example, surveying in an underdeveloped nation or nonpermissive environment is not the same as surveying in a peacetime western environment. Successful predeployment training and relief in place RIP transfer of authority TOA when arriving in-theater will close the gap between the two and set the stage for successful deployments. The missions may vary a great deal, yet it all comes down to whether or not personnel think they know or actually know successful deployment procedures. While supporting the 130th Engineer Brigade in Iraq, Detachment 8, 412th Engineer Command ENCOM, United States Army Reserve, was given survey missions that required all of their combined civilian and military backgrounds. This included previous continental United States CONUS, overseas, and combat experiences molded into a proven procedure beginning in predeployment training, continuing through RIPTOA, and being continually refined during operations in Iraq. This successful deployment procedure involves more than the simple collection of data and can be broken into six steps.
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