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…)