Soldiers believe we are immune to“Murphy.”If the“I-won’t-get-hurt-because-
I-won’t-allow-it-to-happen”mentality sounds familiar, keep reading. I was that
type of person. It took an event out of my control to change my mind. I hope
that after reading this you, too, will be persuaded to consider doing some of
the little things that can make a big difference in your safety.
I was excited about the flight.The commander and I
would fly to the site — I as the PC and he as my co-
pilot — recon it, refuel, have lunch and return.
I was confident in my abilities to handle any
situation and wanted to show him what I could do.
The thought of getting lost in your home country with
GPS and cellphone technology readily available may
seem far-fetched and ridiculous. I’m here with real-
world experience to tell you that it is indeed possible
— and could happen to you.
The KnowtheSigns campaign is
designed to heighten awareness
of risk factors and provide leaders and
Soldiers the tools they need to address safety issues
in their unit or peer group.The signs are all around.
Are you having difficulty
submission process? Click
here for a quick tutorial.
The Ground Risk AssessmentTool
is an interactive, automated online
system developed to augment
risk management planning and
decision-making for ground
Learn the safety culture and
climate within your organization
with the Army Readiness