Your Army

Tell us: What basic skills are today's soldiers lacking?

If we dropped a soldier in the woods without his GPS, could he find his way home? Can your brothers and sisters in uniform hit a target at 300 -meters? Have the years of COIN and winning "hearts and minds" dulled the tip of the Army spear?

You tell us.

The Army is once again trying to get "back to basics" to reinforce and sharpen those essential soldiering skills.

Does the Army need to spend more time on the basics? What types of training are you and your units doing? What should you be doing instead? Have you witnessed soldier FAILS in your unit? Share your experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) with senior reporter Michelle Tan at

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