Cameraman and photojournalist work has some some broad similarities to the military operations. It requires experience, knowhow, concentration, coordination, can often be very exhausting and physically demanding. It is an obvious thought process to compare it to real military trainings. This appears in the great and funny commercial series of Sky Channel.
Using a ladder is a popular method around the world for photographers and cameramen, but you should take care how to use it to avoid accidents.