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Why Ask the “Why” Questions

By Sgt. David J. Harris

As a Field Training Officers, we are required to assume many roles, sometimes referred to as the ability to “wear many hats.”  Mentor, counselor, instructor, coach and evaluator to name a few.  One of these “hats” requires training and, in my humble opinion, experience.

As we all know, FTO’s are expected to evaluate the performance of the student officer (S/O) and not the personality.  How can an FTO properly evaluate a specific performance if they do not know “why” their Student Officer did what they did or did not do? (more…)

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