Strategic and Tactical Mindset

Meet Officers Lewis and Clark-Exploring Situational Awareness

What if the famous explorers Lewis and Clark were police officers?  How would they look at the multitude of situations that cops handle from their viewpoint as explorers?  Back in their day they did not have two-way radios, cell phones, GPS,computers, and 6 inch policy and procedure books, but had to depend on their natural instincts and look at each exploration from a new and unique perspective observing their surroundings and trying to make sense of every situation. How much better would we be? How much safer on the street?

The 10% of Mindset

By Fred Leland and John Demand

"Of every 100 men you send to fight, 10 shouldn't even be there. Eighty are nothing but targets. Nine are real fighters, we are lucky to have them, they the battle make. Ah but the one, one is a true warrior and he will bring the others back" ~ Heraclitus

Texas A&M: Case Study in Integration: How to integrate Follow Me into a program of instruction

New post up on the Follow Me web-site on how to integrate Follow Me into a program of instruction. Take a look!


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Had a great visit with the Texas A&M Army ROTC Aggie Warrior Training Battalion in College Station, TX.

Operation Bold Strike: Follow Me Training Support Package

Exciting opportunities to create and nurture tactical decision makers at the Follow Me web-site. Just posted, Operation Bold Strike: Follow Me Training Support Package. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity provided to us by the United States Military Academy West Point Department of Military Instruction.

Follow Me!!! Creating and Nurturing Tactical Decision Makers With Combat Tested Methodologies

Cops Dying from Poor Tactical Decisions…That's the Problem!

In 2010, 162 police officers died in the line of duty. Thus far in 2011 we have 2 officers killed in the line of duty. Not a good start to the new year.  You can see how these deaths break down here at the Officer Down Memorial Page. 

Benefits of Conditioning Our Decision Making...The Boyd Cycle

The Boyd Cycle reinforces individual and where cohesion exists, group or organizational  knowledge allowing us to take appropriate actions on the street.  Through observation-orientation-decision and action cycles we continually learn, unlearn and relearn on the fly allowing us to better understand the environment, and the climate of the situation.  This allows us to adapt and choose the right methods to respond with and the how and why behind the actions we take. The Boyd Cycle enhances the strategic and tactical mindset over the emotional reactive mindset. 

Harnessing The Street Cops Wisdom: Taking Whole of Conflict...And Effective Full Spectrum Responses

By Fred Leland

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in the days to come.” ~Proverbs 19:20

B.H. Liddell Hart Quote on Training and Experience.

“Direct experience is inherently too limited to form an adequate foundation either for theory or for application. At the best it  produces an atmosphere that is of value in drying and hardening the structure of thought. The greater value of indirect experience lies in its greater variety and extent. History is universal experience, the experience not of another, but of many others under manifold conditions.” ~B.H. Liddell Hart

Direct experience is too limited.

Officer Created Jeopardy: Reduce it with a Strategic and Tactical Mind

Fighting is not only a battle of courage, but also of wits. Hence, creating false formations and illusions enables one to be camouflaged. This confuses the enemy.” ~100 Strategies of war

Dealing with Conflict, Violence and Crises: by Fred Leland

Habituation, Complacency, False Sense of Urgency verses the Strategic and Tactical Mind

‘Thus, it is both sobering and compelling to recall that among the millions of life forms that have inhabited the Earth and engaged in potentially lethal conflicts, one simple rule applies: those who have mastered the evolutionary game survive and prosper...those who have not become extinct. ~Raphael D. Sagarin

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