Are you using all parts of this model to structure your training?
Each coactive plays a pivotal role when planning and preparing for training. Often, we get sucked into one coactive and can lose sight of the other pieces of the puzzle that help us with our job.
Physical – the easiest for all Rangers to gravitate towards and easiest to get stuck in. Going to the gym is not only a part of the job, but also one of the most relaxing parts on certain days. Making sure we are physically ready is important, but we can’t get stuck here.
Tactical – How are you training at the individual, team or squad level. This is the front runner when it’s go-time. If individually you don’t understand what to do, then you can’t help. Tactical know-how can come from simple things like white board or walk-through sessions.
Technical – understanding your position and its importance to others around you. Context is king and keeping the main thing the main thing will help with preparation. Layer in complexity and constraints to increase the training stimulus until it’s a full platoon or company.
Psychological –Spiritual: meaning connection and control (why, what, how). Cognitive: ability to focus, stress regulation. Emotion: how do you manage what is happening. *(Emily is a great resource for this coactive.)
At the core of the model is Ranger Health. We can’t have physical preparedness without an underlying level of health and wellness. The medical staff, human performance team, Ranger leaders, and individual Rangers all have important roles in looking out for the health of each Ranger.