But when I call an organization whose staff has superior weather training and knowledge, there is nothing more irritating than getting a briefer
who simply reads the Notams and TAFs to me.
We asked about an incentive program for briefers
who deliver exceptional service.
tried to prove the White House's case that Iran is shipping deadly weapons, including armor-piercing explosives, to Shiite militias in Iraq.
Organise training for all briefers
, if not in team briefing specifically then at least in communications skills.
are unable to confirm what was reported six hours ago, because military communications are different from media communications.
told attendees to stress to legislators that beer advertising and marketing are already heavily regulated, and that new burdens on beer advertising would thus be unwarranted.
Reducing White House briefers
to bloody pulps is the press corps' specialty.
These restrictions were accompanied by a carefully prepared public information strategy that included military briefers
handpicked for their abilities before TV cameras; elaborate rehearsal of briefers
; forbidding Pentagon spokesmen from appearing on programs with any of the 16 plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the pool system; and polite forgetfulness of journalists' requests for video footage and other information.
So let me pull together the three overarching themes that have come out from the questions and ask our briefers
to respond to those.
While Dave Higdon's comment in his article "Blue-Sky Briefings" (March 2012) on "how and why any pilot would fly without a weather briefing defies logic" is self-evident, I would take issue with what I find to be a very counter-productive attitude on the part of numerous briefers
over the years.