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Thawk - UOTC

Add Thawk as an UOTC Officer?  

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  1. 1. Add Thawk as an UOTC Officer?

    • Yes
      36
    • No
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Hi guys!

 

So first and foremost, my year long masters is coming to an end. In three weeks I will have submitted my last essay and will be completely free of college. As most people know, I have began ramping up my activity with B2E and plan on doing the same on both ARMA 2 and 3. So I just wanted to open by covering my activity now and future plans.

 

Secondly, Haribo is under real life pressure which I completely understand and would never fault anyone for putting that first. So I propose to come in and fill the gap while he is gone and when he returns, co-operate with him to complete any tasks he has set UOTC.

 

Thirdly, the Fire Team Practicals and the new "doctrine" developed by the current instructors are excellent and I plan on reshaping UOTC around them as well as adding the basic soldiering skills to the mix as a UOTC entry level course, separate to the actually barrier to entry. If the B2E is voted in, so be it, but I would like to have a basic entry level course replacing the Famil which reflects the amount of coursework covered in the FTPs. UOTC is in an excellent place now the the FTPs, the support for the B2E and the new videos by AC and Rambo and I plan on incorporating all of that.

 

Fourthly, I plan on working with our ARMA 3 lead players here and begin the creation of ARMA 3 courses to be put in place for our inevitable swap.

 

Look simply put, everyone here at UO knows what I stand for. Solid, tactical play and simulation. I think I speak for a majority in this case. Not over the top MilSim but a solid base of tactical play where everyone can operate in a fireteam. And I want UOTC to stand for that. All I'm asking is you give me the chance to do this and I promise I'll do my best to reshape UOTC as right now I think it is in the middle of a few planned changes but thanks to the FTP guys, it has really started moving in a good direction and with their help I can do the "official" movements to shape UOTC around it.

 

Regards,

 

Thawk

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Obviously yes.

Him as an officer is reason enough to make me consider becoming an instructor again.

Edited by J.B.

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Is this just for B2E or will you really stay on it?

 

I don' understand the question, sorry. Are you asking if I am trying to become a TO for the B2E? Or are asking something else?

 

Me being a TO will make no difference to the B2E as a concept, there is nothing I can do to it being a TO that I can't do now, similarly being a TO adds nothing to the concept nor the power behind it. My references to it in my original post was simply to elaborate my heightening activity and then later on when I talk about a basic entry level course I was trying to say that regardless if the B2E is voted in, I would like to see the BSS as a basic level entry due to the amount of stuff covered in the FTPs making the larger Famil redundant.

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UOTC needs another Officer and Thawk is a good candidate. Yes.

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What are the specifics of some of the plans you have to reshape the TC? What changes will you be making in regards to the basics, i.e. lesson plans, instructor responsibilities, etc. How is my day to day job as an instructor going to change in the short term and long term due to any changes you have planned for the TC?

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I still say Thawk sounds like an arrow hitting a target.

Thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaawwwk!!!

Bullseye!

 

Have at er buddy.  Good on ya for stepping up. 

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A good candidate with genuine interest.  A yes for me.

 

My only concerns come from the last paragraph:

 

Look simply put, everyone here at UO knows what I stand for. Solid, tactical play and simulation. I think I speak for a majority in this case. Not over the top MilSim but a solid base of tactical play where everyone can operate in a fireteam. And I want UOTC to stand for that. All I'm asking is you give me the chance to do this and I promise I'll do my best to reshape UOTC as right now I think it is in the middle of a few planned changes but thanks to the FTP guys, it has really started moving in a good direction and with their help I can do the "official" movements to shape UOTC around it.

 

In my experience of the many "Just how MilSim are we?" arguments I've seen, it seems to me like you THawk are always big on the "The more MilSim, the merrier.  Damn the costs" side, so that line in your application surprised me.  I apologize if that is not true, and mean nothing by it.  I just want to be sure that you indeed stand by the underlined portion, as I feel it is definitely a good standard to hold (for gameplay and authenticity purposes) without wanting to push the MilSim bar higher.  I personally feel like we at UO can appreciate MilSim but do not need to overdue it like other communities.

 

As for the reshaping, I'm also a little curious as to what you had in mind to further it?

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What are the specifics of some of the plans you have to reshape the TC? What changes will you be making in regards to the basics, i.e. lesson plans, instructor responsibilities, etc. How is my day to day job as an instructor going to change in the short term and long term due to any changes you have planned for the TC?

 

1.  I want to reshape the current training regime to reflect the new lessons as well as the ones we simply do not teach anymore. More emphasis on infantry training, less on specialities. JB and Godhand have expressed interest in coming back with me in place and along with the current roster of active instructors I feel we can solidify the doctrine being taught and to have a number of fireteam and squad/section leadership courses to supplement the FTPs and the new entry course.

 

2. I will be changing no core lessons plans nor will I be changing instructors responsibilities. New courses will be developed though, specifically leadership courses.

 

3. Your day to day job will not change, this is not some drastic reconstructing, merely a reshape into a more basic skills and fire team orientated training centre until we have a level strong enough to move onto more specialised roles.

 

 

 

A good candidate with genuine interest.  A yes for me.

 

My only concerns come from the last paragraph:

 

 

In my experience of the many "Just how MilSim are we?" arguments I've seen, it seems to me like you THawk are always big on the "The more MilSim, the merrier.  Damn the costs" side, so that line in your application surprised me.  I apologize if that is not true, and mean nothing by it.  I just want to be sure that you indeed stand by the underlined portion, as I feel it is definitely a good standard to hold (for gameplay and authenticity purposes) without wanting to push the MilSim bar higher.  I personally feel like we at UO can appreciate MilSim but do not need to overdue it like other communities.

 

As for the reshaping, I'm also a little curious as to what you had in mind to further it?

 

I have always stood for tactical play and simulation, MilSim in my mind is forum ranks, and an intense level of simulation on the server counter to practicality as we need to also realise this is a game with limitations, I can name numerous other communities but I'm sure you understand what I mean. All I want is simple, tactical play and simulation. I'm not here to make people do push ups and laps for disobedience. My main problem on the server is those players who just want to fuck around and those players who are incompetent but don't exactly know it. I don't want people addressing the PLs as Sir any time soon :)

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I believe that every Officer should know what courses and how they are thought so I would be interested what courses have

you thought/assist/have knowledge of so far?How well do you know present ones?Kalohe mentioned that you are great instructor,

when do you or did you run courses and what did you run?

 

Do you believe that only with delivering a training product that is standardized, of high-quality and re-focusses on the things that really matter?

Will you adhere to the standard that was made for UOTC?

 

In order to be able to deliver more training, we need more instructors.What will be done here?We can't run more courses regularly if we don't have

more instructors.With that, will you still support non regulars to become instructors?

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I believe that every Officer should know what courses and how they are thought so I would be interested what courses have

you thought/assist/have knowledge of so far?How well do you know present ones?Kalohe mentioned that you are great instructor,

when do you or did you run courses and what did you run?

 

Do you believe that only with delivering a training product that is standardized, of high-quality and re-focusses on the things that really matter?

Will you adhere to the standard that was made for UOTC?

 

In order to be able to deliver more training, we need more instructors.What will be done here?We can't run more courses regularly if we don't have

more instructors.With that, will you still support non regulars to become instructors?

 

1. I've taught nearly every course under UOTC and assisted pretty much all also, Famil, FTOps, FTL, SL, FO, Rad Op, Nav etc.. Designed two myself, the Medical course and the Urban Combat course. The courses I haven't taught or assissted on would be the Rotary Wing ones and the FTPs although I am fully aware of the FTP lesson plans. Time hasn't been available to me since early 2013 as I was coming into the final stretch of my Undergrad and from summer of 2013 began my Masters. It's a shame as people like you don't know much about me, or my actions before you joined the community, so you'll just have to take my word on it.

 

2. Yes, I believe I was one of the first UOTC Instructors to call for a standardised taught doctrine in UO and what Haribo has done by narrowing down the courses to only the currently acceptable ones and Zumorc's lesson plan team work on those core courses was incredibly important to attaining the high quality we now see filtered down in the FTPs. And yes, considering I was one of the people pushing for the high standard and standardised doctrines I will continue that.

 

3. I'n not sure how to answer the first part, there is no way to force people into teaching courses, so I will take people who want to teach. If it makes you feel better, JB and Godhand have both expressed their willingess to come back to UOTC if I am made an officer. And finally, once again, considering that I was one of the very first people pushing for a "UOTC Assisstant" slot, a non-regular with the powers of a UOTC Instructor to be added to the SOP, I will be supporting non-regs in UOTC. This continued into my B2E proposal where I was going to have non-regs teaching the course also.

 

....It's weird being asked questions on topics you originally started or were heavily involved in at the beginning. I suppose it's my fault due to the lack of activity since early 2013, even late 2012 as that was my final Undergrad semester.

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Will just awnser for Thawk's instructing.

I was the one that made him an instructor back in the day. He has taught several courses on Fireteam operations as well as helping out in other courses. He has also developed a CQB course that was theoretically sound and never had any negative feedback reach me. He also tried very hard to make a resonable Medic course, where the succses rate can be discussed, this was mostly due to the wish to use real life training in the game.

 

Thawk is a good teacher and a practical man, would not be worried about any unresonable changes. Actually half expecting to be rid of some of the silly rules we had last year like me having to teach courses unoffically because we had to wait for standards to appear.

 

Would be completely fine with having Thawk as TO and look forward to the coorporation.

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He also tried very hard to make a resonable Medic course, where the succses rate can be discussed, this was mostly due to the wish to use real life training in the game.

 

Yea definitely agreed on that one, one thing I can help with in the future courses perhaps, as I am no stranger to trying to transfer difficult, mostly theoretical content to ARMA. The final iteration of the medical course dealt mostly with the various SOPs medics do with casualties, how to manage them, getting to and from, what to do in case of X, Y & Z, the jobs of the varying level medics and the positions one can find themselves in e.g. flight medic, ambulatory etc.. And splitting the course up into the CLS module and Medic modules definitely helped that. But the course still ended up 100% theoretical and on powerpoint given the nature of ACE Medical. It finished with two MCQ exams. The only mentions to medical procedures were when describing what each Medical item was doing, then I tried to stay away from real life as much as possible as opposed to the earlier iterations of it. Although I did allow questions at the end for those interested.

 

Still, I'd like to believe it managed to train up some good combat medics!

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1. I've taught nearly every course under UOTC and assisted pretty much all also, Famil, FTOps, FTL, SL, FO, Rad Op, Nav etc.. Designed two myself, the Medical course and the Urban Combat course. The courses I haven't taught or assissted on would be the Rotary Wing ones and the FTPs although I am fully aware of the FTP lesson plans. Time hasn't been available to me since early 2013 as I was coming into the final stretch of my Undergrad and from summer of 2013 began my Masters. It's a shame as people like you don't know much about me, or my actions before you joined the community, so you'll just have to take my word on it.

 

It was shame, we can speak in past tense now.There is no better place to understand your background than

on this application.So that means that you thought courses even before godhand and yaxxo?

 

2. Yes, I believe I was one of the first UOTC Instructors to call for a standardised taught doctrine in UO and what Haribo has done by narrowing down the courses to only the currently acceptable ones and Zumorc's lesson plan team work on those core courses was incredibly important to attaining the high quality we now see filtered down in the FTPs. And yes, considering I was one of the people pushing for the high standard and standardised doctrines I will continue that.

 

This single paragraphs tells me that you will be the men for the job.

 

3. I'n not sure how to answer the first part, there is no way to force people into teaching courses, so I will take people who want to teach. If it makes you feel better, JB and Godhand have both expressed their willingess to come back to UOTC if I am made an officer. And finally, once again, considering that I was one of the very first people pushing for a "UOTC Assisstant" slot, a non-regular with the powers of a UOTC Instructor to be added to the SOP, I will be supporting non-regs in UOTC. This continued into my B2E proposal where I was going to have non-regs teaching the course also.

 

That's really good to hear.Would vote yes.

 

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Yea definitely agreed on that one, one thing I can help with in the future courses perhaps, as I am no stranger to trying to transfer difficult, mostly theoretical content to ARMA. The final iteration of the medical course dealt mostly with the various SOPs medics do with casualties, how to manage them, getting to and from, what to do in case of X, Y & Z, the jobs of the varying level medics and the positions one can find themselves in e.g. flight medic, ambulatory etc.. And splitting the course up into the CLS module and Medic modules definitely helped that. But the course still ended up 100% theoretical and on powerpoint given the nature of ACE Medical. It finished with two MCQ exams. The only mentions to medical procedures were when describing what each Medical item was doing, then I tried to stay away from real life as much as possible as opposed to the earlier iterations of it. Although I did allow questions at the end for those interested.

 

Still, I'd like to believe it managed to train up some good combat medics!

 

I don't remember UOTC ever had such course with 2 test exams (combat life saver and medic if I recall correctly) and

with test where you had to complete about 80-90% correctly to get the tag, is one of those things that you can hardly

forget, mostly because it was not a common practice.But that course was good, since you can't really do practical if you don't really

make scenario with Artificial intelligence as being patients and bunch of scripts.

Edited by enex

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It was shame, we can speak in past tense now.There is no better place to understand your background than

on this application.So that means that you thought courses even before godhand and yaxxo?

 

 

This single paragraphs tells me that you will be the men for the job.

 

 

That's really good to hear.Would vote yes.

 

 

I got involved when Zedic was the boss, but a transition happened in UOTC and as Godhand says, I was made officially an instructor under him. In regards to Yaxxo, I am not too sure actually. 

 

EDIT: And sorry what about I meant by that was that there was one MCQ after CLS and another MCQ after Combat Medic. I phrased it wrong.

Edited by Thawk

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I got involved when Zedic was the boss, but a transition happened in UOTC and as Godhand says, I was made officially an instructor under him. In regards to Yaxxo, I am not too sure actually. 

 

EDIT: And sorry what about I meant by that was that there was one MCQ after CLS and another MCQ after Combat Medic. I phrased it wrong.

 

Blast from the past.I recall on the courses where I was, Godhand was mainly teaching and yaxxo was assisting.

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Thawk would make a great TO, especially considering he doesn't scream at people as much as he used to!  :tongue: ''

 

Good luck!

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Thawk is a very solid player, and if I could I would vote yes. I think he would be a great addition to the UOTC team.

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Thawk has plenty of experience with UOTC, and knows what he's doing, I'd say yes. Hell, he's been around longer than every UOTC officer except for Zedic and Jake.

I personally hope that a lot of changes made to UOTC in the past year will be reverted, to make UOTC a more practical organisation again that can actually get things done. Maybe the instructor roster will also get cleaned up a bit.

 

As long as you have the free time to do the work, you're gonna make a great UOTC officer.

 

Goddamnit Thawk, writing this post cost me 6 fucking dollars, this poll better fucking pass. <3

 

@enex: I think Thawk was an instructor before I was.

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