Unformatted text preview: During the investigation we learned in Iraq that hand gesture means “peace be with you”. To get the vehicle to stop at a specific point, point at the vehicle with your palm down and point with the same hand where you want it to stop, keeping your palm pointed to the ground. Needless to say this caused a massive memo sent to all branches for immediate advisement and implement for emergency change. Many times, I was placed in command. Now military personnel and civilian communication is night and day. Military you can just say do this and its done. Doesn’t work that way with civilians. But there are also times your personnel need the person in the uniform not the rank on the uniform. I have experienced this many times talking soldiers fresh home from combat out of suicide. I lost one out of over a hundred, but ask we not go into details. Its part of the worst of my PTSD....
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- Spring '14