Recently a program that I watch frequently – 60 Minutes, interviewed
a member of the Seal Team that landed in Pakistan. Their objective - bin laden.
As the interview progressed to the part where the team had to incapascitate the downed helicopter due to the secure nature of it and its contents – word went out To the explosive guy to “blow it”.
Communications about what to “blow it” wasn’t very clear, because the explosive member thought “blow it” was for the compound. So, the demo guy starts placing charges around the compound The only problem was… the compound was still occupied by the Seal Team finalizing their mission.
Now you’d think with all the collective training in one place, the intensity of discipline, and the professionalism of meaningful language that would advise the demo guy not to blow the compound but blow the chopper, lingo like ……” lone wolf one to lone wolf two … or, how about… “charger alpha to charger beta…” “don’t blow the compound, blow the chopper.”
The Seal Team member being interview found the demo guy and point blank says to him… Hey due, what-ya -doing?”
Now that’s what I call cool under pressure…. “hey dude, what-ya-doing?”