Ep. 043 – LCpl Geraint Jones (UK)

Geraint is previously a part of the British Army Reserves and accomplished two deployments to the Iraqi metropolis of Basra and one deployment to the Musa Qala District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Following his service within the army, Geraint labored as a personal army contractor serving to to defend naval vessels from pirates off the coast of Africa.

Geraint is now utilizing his expertise as an infantryman within the army and his love for historical past to gas him as a author. He at the moment has 10 books revealed via totally different publishing homes and by self-publishing. Throughout the podcast, he shares some suggestions for these that could be focused on making a profession of writing.

We additionally spend a while evaluating and contrasting totally different points of our particular person militaries, healthcare programs, authorities responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and extra.

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152 – Walkie-talkie model tactical radio
7-Ton – Medium Tactical Automobile Alternative (Dump truck-sized army automobile for hauling troops, provides, and many others.)
ABC – ANGLICO Fundamental Course
ANGLICO – Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Firm
Battery – Every artillery battery has six weapons. Every battalion has three firing batteries and one headquarters battery.
BLT – Battalion Touchdown Crew
BRC – Fundamental Reconnaissance Course
CAR – Fight Motion Ribbon
CLB – Fight Logistics Battalion
CO – Commanding Officer
COC – Command Operations Middle
COP – Fight Outpost
Corpsman – Navy medic connected to Marines
EOD – Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Excal – Excalibur 155mm GPS-guided artillery spherical
FAC – Ahead Air Controller. A pilot that can also be certified as a JTAC on the bottom.
FCT – Firepower Management Crew
FDC – Hearth Route Management
FET – Feminine Engagement Crew
FOB – Ahead Working Base
FSCC – Hearth Help Coordination Middle. The place hearth missions are deconflicted and accepted previous to capturing.
GBU – Guided Bomb Unit
GLT – Georgian Liaison Crew. Georgian army advisors in Afghanistan.
HE – Excessive explosive or heavy tools
Hesco Barrier – Earthen crammed boundaries
HMMWV – Excessive mobility multi-wheeled automobile
IED – Improvised Explosive Machine
JDAM – Joint Direct Assault Munition (GPS guided bomb)
JTAC – Joint Terminal Assault Controller
LHD – Navy ship designed to move Marines and launch Harrier and F-35 jets
M-ATV – MRAP All-terrain automobile
MCRD – Marine Corps Recruit Depot
MEU – Marine Expeditionary Unit (Unit connected to ships for deployment)
MRAP – Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (armored automobile)
OP – Remark Publish. An space the place ahead observers spot enemy positions and conduct hearth missions on targets
PB – Patrol Base
PGM – Precision Guided Munitions
PLDR – Moveable Light-weight Designator Rangefinder
PosRep – Place Report
PSS-SOF – Precision Strike Suite Particular Operations Forces. Focusing on program.
RO – Radio Operator
ROMAD – Radio Operator, Mechanic, and Driver
SACC – Supporting Arms Coordination Middle (FSCC on a ship)
SALT – Supporting Arms Liaison Crew
S Outlets – S-1 (Administration), S-2 (Intelligence), S-3 (Operations), S-4 (Logistics), S-6 (Communication)
SVBIED – Suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive system
TACP – Tactical Air Management Occasion
Taco Rice – Greasy meals for drunk Marines stationed in Okinawa
Water Canines – Logistics Marines answerable for purifying water and operating sanitation services
WP – White Phosphorous
VBIED – Automobile-borne improvised explosive system
VT – Variable Timing fuze