like anything else they change with the times but if you want to be an NCO then you can show some character later on, old school style but alas...even the Legion has to watch what they are doing. when i look at videos of Adj Chef Lopez in the jungle training..yes i have respect for guys like him.I'm sure there are alot of perspectives on the legion and military as a whole, times are very different from years past so I don't compare today with them, the past is more of a tell tale sign of what one could expect. And your end results personally will be from choices you made at some point.
You learn Legion French, but if you want to do the fun Stages and have a better chance of promotion, make sure your French is on point. The way we fight has changed, more technical, drones, cyber, robots...less bayonet charges. From day one you will be spoken to and given orders in French, rather learn a bit and appear competent , than look like a "fud" with your finger up your bum.yes but not all on the same level. The NCO´s but i doubt very much if the guys under that all really understand French.
Surely it must just be basic stuff? Aint gonna be rocket science. However some Tests ask a question so you've got to figure How to solve the problem yourself like know How to calculate it. Not a Set sum to solve. Some don't have the aptitude to think about it. Well you are the guy to help him as you did it recentlyWhich part of the psychotechnique and logic tests did you struggle with?
I breezed through mine pretty well when I was there. I can offer my advice and suggestions on where you struggle.
If it's maths, there is not a lot I can tell you; you need to learn maths.
Surprising many people fail the tests.Surely it must just be basic stuff? Aint gonna be rocket science. However some Tests ask a question so you've got to figure How to solve the problem yourself like know How to calculate it. Not a Set sum to solve. Some don't have the aptitude to think about it. Well you are the guy to help him as you did it recently
Yeah... I mean i might have blown it too... Shapes & Puzzles blow my mind.. But I have always manage to Pass. Some people just flap & rush it. Maybe later when they understand it they think f@ck sake it aint hard. Remember doing my End exams here. I just took my time made sure i read IT twice. Still passed even in a foreign language. Just got to take your time. Even timed Tests take the full time.Surprising many people fail the tests.
One guy failed test on the gate.
For the main tests two before me, three guys in my wave, two on the wave after me.
I expected more people to fail the fitness, but the mental tests gets many of them before they even get a chance.
Some of the puzzles are difficult for people who can't imagine perspectives and simulate shapes or objects.
Pattern recognition and small details and angles. Birds eye, third person, and map bearing abilities.
Not something to stress about; you only need to pass the test.
But it's worth sitting down for a few minutes to fold paper, learning to read maps, and perspectives. It will help your brain process it.
Join an orienteering club or just go to the meetings.I think navigation is very important so going to learn as much as I can about it before I leave, getting it wrong could end a mission get people killed etc. A basic understanding of it isn't enough, especially if must be done at night unable to make out land marks properly. And keeping track of position. I think better to know as soon as possible
THIS... maybe get someone to take you one to one around a course & show you it so you really understand it. I remember the OPs in the Artillery always used 8 figure grid References. I mean for us "Gun Bunnies" 6 was OK when movingJoin an orienteering club or just go to the meetings.
sounds a great plan bro... really is a bonus to know map reading. won´t make the Elite Cavalry without it Bro..Well that's what we will be doing I will learn the terrain during training then when we get to the map it will be easier to understand what I'm looking at, they are going to plot routes with check points I must go thru so I'm sure it will be okay. The week will be normal training then longer stuff over weekends, marching and nav exercises, I don't know everything they have planned for me they won't tell me.