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Doctrine Perspective

July 09, 2020 - Carlo Schmidt

A Rifleman allocated to 1 South African Infantry Battalion arrives in Bloemfontein by train and is transported to Tempe Military Base by SAMIL50 according to the "ROFIE“RIDE” approach – meaning a specifically defined first time ride for recruits to the unit base. Each “ROFIE RIDE” is the same even though different members and ranks will drive the SAMIL50.

A “ROFIE RIDE” involves loading the recruits into the SAMIL50 according to the maximum personnel carrying guideline; then preparing to drive by revving the engine to the maximum; pulling off as for a Formula 1 type start; turning is a radical movement left or right or swerves; stopping is done at the last moment similar to an emergency stop.

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The Relevance of Military Doctrine

April 21, 2020 - Robin Jay

I am often asked why is doctrine needed and what makes it so important? In answering this question I often find myself first explaining what doctrine is; and as such I would like to start there again today as it is probably the most logical approach.

The word “Doctrine” doesn’t actually originate from the military, rather from Christian theology. Today, however in most modern militaries the word “doctrine” has been generally accepted to describe the institutional beliefs about what works in military operations; often based on historical lessons learnt during periods of conflict.

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New Look, April 1, 2020 - Robin Jay

It has been an interesting journey since we first decided to start Logtra back in 2007; it still feels like yesterday when it all started. We have done amazing things since then, and the vision of empowering people and organisations through learning has been a rewarding experience even though it was occasionally checkered by challenges...

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