TRAINING TUESDAY PODCAST 087 (Specialized Product Information, Mental Agility, “Let me think about it.”)

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THIS WEEK:  Specialized Product Information, Mental Agility, “Let Me Think About It”


79T TUNE UP (MOS Sustainment)

As an ARNG representative, your knowledge and use of the specialized product information about the available entitlements and benefits is essential to your credibility and success. The acronym (TEAMS) is used to remember ARNG features and benefits. The following is a short synopsis of ARNG product knowledge.

  1. Training: The ARNG offers training in more than 250 entry jobs. Many of these skills are transferable directly into civilian occupations. Through ARNG training, individuals can earn experience toward their journeyman status in many of the trades. MOS’s also offer proficiency training in skills which are not usually available in the civilian sector. Military training also develops leadership, management skills, and self-discipline.

These are qualities all civilian employers are looking for in potential employees. Military training is recognized as some of the most exact and up-to-date training available, and is guaranteed as a part of the enlistment contract.

Another feature of this training is that the enlistee does not have to pay for the training received. He/she gets paid a full time salary for learning a skill.

92A Automated Logistical Specialist  Online Link


The automated logistical specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing management or warehouse functions in order to maintain equipment records and parts.

Civilianized description:  Utilizes technology to order, track and store over 5,000 lines of supplies items.  Performs duties to manage  $60,000 of supply inventories and ensure optimum organization of storage systems.  Is able to effectively communicate with repair technicians to ensure their maximum production efficiency.  Tracks service requirements and dispatches 73 vehicles worth in excess of 1 million dollars.  


LEADERSHIP LESSON:  (Professional Development)


5-3. Mental agility is a flexibility of mind, an ability to anticipate or adapt to uncertain or changing situations. Agility enables thinking through second- and third-order effects when current decisions or actions are not producing the desired results. Mental agility provides organizations with operational adaptability to develop situational understanding to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative.

5-4. Mental agility relies upon inquisitiveness and the ability to reason critically. Inquisitive leaders are eager to understand a broad range of topics and keep an open mind to multiple possibilities before reaching an optimal solution. Critical thinking is a thought process that aims to find facts, to think through issues, and solve problems. Central to decision making, critical thinking enables understanding of changing situations, arriving at justifiable conclusions, making good judgments, and learning from experience.

Critical and creative thinking are the basis for the Army Design Methodology to understand, visualize, and describe complex, ill-structured problems and develop approaches to solve them. Critical thinking captures the reflection and continuous learning essential to applying Army Design Methodology concepts. Creative thinking involves thinking in innovative ways while capitalizing on imagination, insight, and novel ideas.

5-5. Critical thinking examines a problem in depth from multiple points of view. This is an important skill for Army leaders—it allows them to influence others and shape organizations. The first and most important step in finding an appropriate solution is to isolate the main problem. A leader’s mental agility to quickly isolate a problem and identify solutions generates initiative to adapt during operations. Leaders must instill agility and initiative within subordinates by creating a climate that encourages participation and trust.

Identifying and accepting honest mistakes in training makes subordinates more likely to develop initiative. These qualities are necessary in the generating force and the operational Army.

5,000 Phone Calls

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  • Not Interested
  • Interested and Not Sure

Which is it?

Is this a fit?

Does it have all the features (functionality)



  • For the top 3 MOS in your area, civilianize the job descriptions so it makes makes sense to a civilian employer…call the hotline and give your best Training feature description for top MOS.
  • Develop your mental agility by making 5,000 phone calls.


King Solomon:  If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed. (Ecclesiastes 10:10 ESV)

Doug Siggins

MSG (r) Doug Siggins facilitates Training Tuesday Podcast to cultivate, collaborate and celebrate RRNCO success.