Decision Preconditions A Red Team Journal Article

A large portion of what red teaming is about is exploring the other side of an issue and attempting to break paradigms that may be detrimental to a plan. COL (ret.) Gregory Fontenot from the Army’s University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies describes the red teaming process as a structured and iterative process that ultimately provides a commander a capability to continuously improve upon a plan. He continues to say that the operational environment, plans, and operations could all benefit by repeated challenges to validity and applicability. Colonel Fontenot espouses continual re-evaluation of the typical way we do business.1 The red team must look at the fight through the eyes and culture of the enemy. This particular method, executed properly and coupled with a superior intelligence gathering plan, can yield outstanding results. Continue reading: Read Team Journal