Basic Training confusion

Yup. There's some value in discussing what the RAW is, if it leads to a better understanding of the whole system. But there's no value in treating RAW as law. This isn't a competitive game where you need some kind of equivalence between groups.
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Lazarus Long
One of my many favourites of Heinlein quotes. 🤗