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hot wash

hot wash n. a performance review, particularly after a training exercise or combat operation. Editorial Note: This term appears to be migrating out of the military, where it originated. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

hot wash

hot wash  n.— «After the play the training audience gets a good night’s rest while the control cell burns the midnight oil analyzing the data and composing the debrief. This hot wash is given the next day. It summarizes the events from an...

horse blanket

horse blanket  n.— «O.C.T. is an acronym for observer-controller-trainer. These are usually Iraq veterans certified to act as teachers on immersion battlefields. OCTs use a “horse blanket,” or a large board listing all the...

hot wash

hot wash  n.— «At Camp Shelby, troops who complete a training operation are often given a “hot wash,” or a critique of what they did and how they did it. Personalities are put aside and the objective is better performance...

OCT

OCT  n.— «O.C.T. is an acronym for observer-controller-trainer. These are usually Iraq veterans certified to act as teachers on immersion battlefields. OCTs use a “horse blanket,” or a large board listing all the training...

pararescueman

pararescueman  n.— «Upon graduating in 1999, Plite joined the Air Force. He applied and was accepted into the “most grueling training pipeline the military has to offer,” Herter explained. “That training was to become a...