I’d thought about this one a long time, not sure how to articulate it… this may not be ideal but I enjoyed it anyway. I worked as an “O.C/T” for quite awhile –an “Observer Controller/Trainer” (sometimes called an “Observer Coach/Trainer”) and Fort Hunter-Liggett was a regular place for me to ply this trade. An OC/T has a chance to see all kinds of plans pulled off, some unconventional and daring, others less so, and some just plain crazy.
In history, there was also a great plan of deception– prior to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. In World War Two, there was a deception plan that involved hundreds of inflatable vehicles and buildings that were used to give German reconnaissance the false impression that invasion plans were being prepared for another landing site. The use of inflatable vehicles has always intrigued me; why not use them for all kinds of things? Distractions? Motivation?
Sometimes you just have to know your audience.
Until next time!