I've kept this thread open for a while to see if it might morph into something more appropriate for T&T here -- but that never happened.
Our primary focus is personal self defense. If there are lessons to be learned from military applications that would be helpful to one interested in personal defense, fine. But nothing along those lines appears to be developing here.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper