Technical proficiency is important because it allows you to fully understand how something works. It highlights your knowledge trait and gives you confidence in tackling issues as they arise. There are many ways to show how your technically proficient you are. You can lead topical discussions, write papers or even write a blog. No matter how you do it, you should not be afraid to show how proficient you have become.
- If your technical and tactical knowledge is inadequate, admit it and take measures to correct your shortcomings.
- “Winging” your way through a situation will only result in damaging your personal credibility and could quite possibly result in the injury or death of you or someone else.
- Technical and tactical proficiency will not occur after an incident occurs, so be proactive rather than reactive. All too often people find themselves untrained, ill-equipped and out of shape, so don’t be a statistic.
“Our world isn’t as safe as it once was. Thirty five to forty years ago, our nation’s society was in different place than it is today. Our world is more complex than at any other time in our nation’s history.”