by Maj Richard A. Hobbs, Jr.

Capt Walters is on the mark with his comments (MCG, Apr89) about the need for realistic training and the use of MILES (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) to attain that objective. Let’s spend more money on a training tool that will save lives through realistic training. The Commandant has declared war on zero defects. Let’s put realism back into training and stop wringing our hands over MCCRES “grades.” The real grade that counts is our ability to shoot our weapons systems and stay alive in the process. MILES will give us realism in training. Why not issue it along with rifles and blank fire adapters?