Manual Transmissions

JWGen3

Unverified
Joined
Oct 1, 2018
Messages
11
#1
Prepping myself as best as I can before I land an opt 40 contract. So here's a random question: how essential is knowing how to drive manual in SOF? Is this something that I'd be best off learning now or does it matter?
 

Marauder06

Intel Enabler
Moderator
Joined
Sep 9, 2006
Messages
9,168
Location
CONUS
#2
Most of my HQ element was not MTOEd vehicles so we purchased locally. All of the tricks and vans were manual. As a captain and later as a major I did most of the driving (which was admin not combat) because I was the one who could drive stick. Or at least the one who could drive stick well.
 

wp18

Unverified
Joined
Oct 5, 2018
Messages
13
#3
Driving stick is pretty easy to learn. Practicing over a weekend you could get the skills down alright enough to get by in most vehicles.
 

Ocoka

Combined Action
Verified Military
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
5,562
Location
Decisive Terrain
#4
Prepping myself as best as I can before I land an opt 40 contract. So here's a random question: how essential is knowing how to drive manual in SOF? Is this something that I'd be best off learning now or does it matter?
It nevers hurts to know how to do a variety of things. So yeah, learn a stick shift. Having said that, though, you have many other important challenges ahead of you long before you ever have to worry about driving a military vehicle.
 

MikeDelta

Military Police Soldier
Verified Military
Joined
Sep 21, 2018
Messages
106
#5
Shoot, move and communicate...Your military training will teach you what you need to know regarding these subjects and you’ll want to learn these from a military perspective (The Army way). However, anything else that you know related to the aforementioned subjects may help you in exercising A very important aspect of being a soldier, this is field expediency. Learn to drive stick, as matter of fact learning how to ride a motorcycle and a horse wouldn’t hurt either. I knew a little bit about auto repair before my first deployment and this prevented my team and I from getting stuck in a very compromising position in Safwan Iraq. My .02
 

Ooh-Rah

Marine
Moderator
Joined
Sep 12, 2012
Messages
8,933
#6
Shoot, move and communicate...Your military training will teach you what you need to know regarding these subjects and you’ll want to learn these from a military perspective (The Army way). However, anything else that you know related to the aforementioned subjects may help you in exercising A very important aspect of being a soldier, this is field expediency
Hey Mike,

Your posts are garnering ‘likes’ and good responses. Please consider getting vetted so that there is no question that you know of what you speak when it comes to military related topics.

Send me, or any staff member a PM if you have any questions/concerns.

https://shadowspear.com/vb/form/vetting-request.5/select
 
Top