FLRC a Veteran Day memoir/ application

GON

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FLRC in the Army means Field Leadership Reaction Course (FLRC). FLRC is typically nine or less Soldiers, given very limited and fixed resources, to solve a critical problem with the very limited materials at hand. I did dozens of FLRC challenges in the 1990s as part of Army development training.


I was off work today, and decided to clean out a trailer full of tools and garbage, that I had in a trailer that I store off site. I pulled the trailer to my residence and discovered I could not turn the trailer around. I was in a pickle and a bad pickle. I have a homeowners association to answer to, and a lot of terrain protections that limit options. I had no choice but to just empty the trailer and address the trailer being stuck later.

As I unloaded the trailer, I had a small pile of lumber. I didn't remember this lumber was in the trailer. As I continued to unload the trailer, I was thinking how I could get the trailer moved so I could move it back to the storage lot. Nothing came to mind for a one person move of a 16-foot dual axle enclosed trailer, in a tight curved dead end with boulders and sprinkler system providing constraints.

I eventually went back to my 1990s Army days doing FLRC training. I used what limited materials I had and was able to move the trailer with the materials I had by myself. This isn't to brag- it is to share some of the lifelong benefits of Army training. Funny, I had this memory, and this happened on Veterans Day.

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Nice work!! Kinda like the trailer door where you did BDAR.

Once you learn it, train it, retain it. Great job!!
 
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