Troops for Army's elite force have to show 'emotional intelligence'

Troops for Army’s new elite force will have to show ‘emotional intelligence’: Soldiers applying to join the Ranger Regiment will undergo two week test of their resilience, calmness and self awareness

  • Soldiers paid to kill terrorists for Britain’s new elite fighting force to be assessed on ‘emotional intelligence
  • Army’s 1,200-strong Special Operations Brigade to be deployed to eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East
  • Brig Gus Fair said applicants will be tested on ability to demonstrate resilience, calmness and self-awareness
  • The commander is looking for ‘EQ not just IQ’ – as they will have to strike bonds with local soldiers
  • Soldiers paid to kill terrorists for Britain’s new elite fighting force will also be assessed on their ‘emotional intelligence’, それが出現しました.

    The Army’s 1,200-strong, four-battalion Special Operations Brigade will be deployed to Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East early next year to accompany local troops into action against violent extremist organisations and hostile state threats.

    Its commander, Brigadier Gus Fair, has now revealed that applicants will be tested on their ability to demonstrate resilience, calmness and self-awareness while under pressure, and ‘EQ not just IQ’ – as they will have to strike bonds with local soldiers.

    EQ, which stands for emotional quotient, also known as emotional intelligence, is the ability to understand, use and manage one’s emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathise with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.

    One of the four battalions in the 1,200-strong Ranger Regiment will focus on emerging conflicts in Eastern Europe. 写真: Members of the special operation Rangers battalion

    One of the four battalions in the 1,200-strong Ranger Regiment will focus on emerging conflicts in Eastern Europe. 写真: Members of the special operation Rangers battalion

    Rangers will be equipped with drones ¿ including the virtually undetectable six-inch Black Hornet ¿ and the Multiple Launch Rocket System. 写真: Puma drone

    Rangers will be equipped with drones – including the virtually undetectable six-inch Black Hornet – and the Multiple Launch Rocket System. 写真: Puma drone

    Brigadier Gus Fair has now revealed that applicants will be tested on their ability to demonstrate resilience, calmness and self-awareness while under pressure, and 'EQ not just IQ' - as they will have to strike bonds with local soldiers

    Brigadier Gus Fair has now revealed that applicants will be tested on their ability to demonstrate resilience, calmness and self-awareness while under pressure, and 'EQ not just IQ' - as they will have to strike bonds with local soldiers

    Brigadier Gus Fair has now revealed that applicants will be tested on their ability to demonstrate resilience, calmness and self-awareness while under pressure, and ‘EQ not just IQ’ – as they will have to strike bonds with local soldiers

    Officer fury over new Army regiment’s ‘racistcap badge that is ‘identicalto those worn by brutal apartheid terror squad who fought black insurgents and killed civilians in 1960s and 70s

    The Army is facing fury among officers over concerns a new regiment’s cap badge is ‘identicalto those worn by a brutal apartheid terror squad.

    The beret for the newly formed Ranger Regiment has been compared to the badge worn by the Selous Scouts, a now disbanded special forces regiment from the Rhodesian Army.

    In the 1960s and 1970s, the Selous Scouts fought black insurgents and killed civilians as they attempted to keep white-minority rule over what became Zimbabwe.

    The new Ranger Regiment badge

    The new Ranger Regiment badge

    The Selous Scouts badge

    The Selous Scouts badge

    A Defence source told The Telegraph it ‘seems outrageousto have a ‘cap badge in this day and age with any connection to a racist regime whatsoever’.

    The Ministry of Defence rejected claims the new badge was inspired by that worn by the apartheid terror squad, saying the Ranger Regiment’s was designed around a peregrine falcon, whereas the Selous Scouts badge depicted an osprey.

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    Soldiers will be expected to learn foreign languagesif they do not speak them alreadyso they may talk to allies in their native tongue.

    The battalions will also be ‘rank heavy’, with more experienced and mature soldiers making up their numbers. The Rangers will wear new uniforms, with a new badge and beret, and carry state-of-the-art weapons.

    Crucially, they will be expected to go into battle alongside indigenous troops rather than just assist them.

    The Rangersfirst missions are expected to begin in early 2022. Their operations will be subject to Parliamentary oversight.

    After a two-week initial assessment that will include ‘protracted periods of time under duress,’ applicants will then have to prove a high level of soldier skills over two months, 電報は報告しました.

    The four regiments currently acting as the building blocks for the Special Operations Brigade will be officially renamed on December 1, as first to fourth battalions of the Ranger Regiment.

    Brig Fair said that the UK Ranger units will ensure they ‘don’t undermine sovereign ownership of the missionas he sought to distance the brigade from NATO’s recent experience in Afghanistan.

    He told the paper that the Rangers would ‘very firmlyensure the host country was the ‘focal point’.

    Brigadier Fair told the Mail: ‘We are a force capable of operating with our partners, not just assisting and enabling them. We will be working and fighting on the most extreme edge of the frontline.

    ‘The Rangers will be sent to countries that are unstable and facing threats from violent extremist organisations.

    ‘The emphasis is on partnering and bringing in military assets and experts which may not be otherwise available to that partner country.

    ‘The motto of the Rangers will be ‘By All Meanswhich is appropriate as we will be highly versatile and diverse.

    The Rangerscap badge, to be worn on a gunmetal grey beret, features a peregrine falcon, a bird famed for its speed, ability to operate over long distances and loyalty to its partnerthe traits expected of the regiment.

    Last night it emerged that concerns had been raised that the cap badge was ‘identicalto those worn by an apartheid terror squad. Officers reportedly complained that the design mirrored that of the Selous Scouts, which fought black insurgent armies in former Rhodesia.

    In the 1960s and 1970s, the Selous Scouts fought black insurgents and killed civilians as they attempted to keep white-minority rule over what became Zimbabwe.

    A Defence source told The Telegraph it ‘seems outrageousto have a ‘cap badge in this day and age with any connection to a racist regime whatsoever’.

    The Ministry of Defence rejected claims the new badge was inspired by that worn by the apartheid terror squad, saying the Ranger Regiment’s was designed around a peregrine falcon, whereas the Selous Scouts badge depicted an osprey.

    The defence source added: ‘An officer said he had seen an email saying that it was actually based on the Selous Scouts.

    ‘It’s almost identical to the Rhodesian Selous Scouts, which is controversial due to their involvement with an apartheid regime.

    ‘There’s obvious differences but it’s f****** close and clearly based on it.

    Despite both badges being designed on a bird of prey, The Ministry of Defence said comparison between the two were ‘completely inaccurate’.

    An Army spokesman said: ‘The Ranger Regiment cap badge has been designed around the peregrine falcon. Any comparison or association to the osprey depicted in the Selous Scoutscap badge is completely inaccurate.

    ‘The Ranger Regiment is very proud of its new cap-badge which takes inspiration and spirit from the peregrine falcon; fast, agile and fiercely loyal to its partner, it operates around the world in all environments including deserts, mountains and cities.

    The Rangers' first missions are expected to begin in early 2022. Their operations will be subject to Parliamentary oversight. 写真: Explosive Ordnance disposal (EOD) robot

    The Rangersfirst missions are expected to begin in early 2022. Their operations will be subject to Parliamentary oversight. 写真: Explosive Ordnance disposal (EOD) robot

    Rangers will be equipped with dronesincluding the virtually undetectable six-inch Black Hornetand the Multiple Launch Rocket System capable of firing 12 rockets up to 93 マイル.

    Three-person Land Rover teams will include a gunner with a Browning heavy machine gun, and Apache helicopter gunships can be called in for support.

    As well as linguists, the Rangers will recruit intelligence experts, explosive ordnance disposal specialists and troops trained in gathering evidence from crime scenes, so that cases could be brought against international criminals.

    Potential Rangers will be expected to pass an exhaustive selection course and prove their intellectual and emotional intelligence.

    But the introduction of the Ranger Regiment may adversely affect the Army’s infantry branch, as some regiments are being ‘hollowed outto provide volunteers for the force.

    The infantry is also expected to bear the brunt of reductions to the size of the Army due to be announced today. しかしながら, the cuts to the Army will not be as severe as previously indicated.

    The Ranger Regiment: A closer look at Britain’s new Special Operations Brigade

    Puma drone operator: Four hour duration, day/night camera for locating hostile forces

    Puma drone operator: Four hour duration, day/night camera for locating hostile forces

    Puma drone operator: Four hour duration, day/night camera for locating hostile forces

    Microdrone operator: Short duration and used for over-watch of friendly forceshome base

    Microdrone operator: Short duration and used for over-watch of friendly forces¿ home base

    Microdrone operator: Short duration and used for over-watch of friendly forceshome base

    Dog handler with dog: Trained to sniff out explosives

    Dog handler with dog: Trained to sniff out explosives

    Dog handler with dog: Trained to sniff out explosives

    Medic: Trained in battlefield medicine

    Medic: Trained in battlefield medicine

    Medic: Trained in battlefield medicine

    Explosive ordnance disposal operator: With remotely operated vehicle to search areas for bombs

    Explosive ordnance disposal operator: With remotely operated vehicle to search areas for bombs

    Explosive ordnance disposal operator: With remotely operated vehicle to search areas for bombs

    Vallon operator: With metal detector to search for hidden explosives

    Vallon operator: With metal detector to search for hidden explosives

    Vallon operator: With metal detector to search for hidden explosives

    Troops in vehicle

    Troops in vehicle

    Troops in vehicle

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