Nov 12, 2012
* (0:24) Maintaining and expressing individuality while in a command structure. The story of Roy Benavidez.
* (3:17) The details of military rank structure and the protocol for addressing other soldiers. The importance of how you got your rank, and the subcultures that creates. A survey of military ranks, histories, etymologies, etc, can be found here (there’s a show/hide link next to it — just click “show”).
* (21:36) The reasons people join the military.
* (35:21) The dehumanization of the enemy, and how it makes combat both easier and more difficult. You can read up on the Christmas Truce here.
* (40:39) The conversations that occur between moments of action. When and where people have their most honest moments, and the form they take.
* (47:51) The camaraderie shared by military veterans as a result of their shared experiences. The similar (albeit less significant) camaraderie that forms among roleplayers for similar reasons.
Hosts: Cape, Dan, (Sgt.) Dan, Ryan, Wayne
In an email exchange, Ryan also suggest a book, entitled What It Is Like To Go To War.