Decision Making

Marines Use Simulations To Hone "Critical Thinking" Skills

Marines are developing their awareness and critical decision making skills with a digital trainer called the “Combat Hunter.” The devise was developed to help give Marines more time to exercise their Boyd Cycles and develop their decision making under pressure .

"Self Awareness" The Forgotten Attribute of Decision Making

Know yourself and know your enemy. You will be safe in every battle. You may know yourself but not know the enemy. You will then lose one battle for every one you win. You may not know yourself or the enemy. You will then lose every battle. The Art of War 3:6.1-7

Tactical IQ: Character and Tactical Decision Making

“If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.” ~General George Washington

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

Foot Pursuits, who has the advantage?

Foot pursuits have been in the news out in the western part the country, where officers have been injured or killed in the line of duty while pursuing on foot fleeing suspects. Remember we had a recent situation this past year in Framingham Massachusetts where an officer was shot pursuing suspect on foot. This has brought up the question on policies and procedures governing them. Here is my two cents on this very important topic..


Violent Encounters: When the Time for Talk is Over, Do What's Necessary and Reasonable

On this blog we talk all the time about detecting, avoiding and preventing conflict and violence through awareness, positioning, communication, interaction, recognizing the signs and signals of crime and danger, collaborative efforts and timely decision making under pressure. The main focus of our strategy and our methods being to win, and to settle conflict and violence without fighting.

Homeland Security Review Publishes LESC article Critical Decision Making Under Pressure

The Homeland Security Review a Journal of the Institute for Law and Public Policy of California University of Pennsylvania published the article written by Fred Leland Director and Principal Trainer of Law Enforcement and Security Consulting (LESC, INC).

The article focus is on rapid decision making also known as recognized prime decision making and how this methodology applies to law enforcement and homeland security professionals.

Rebooting the OODA Loop from Spartan Cops

In the police training world, certain job related skills are vitally important. Simulation scenarios involving inoculations of stress, confusion and chaos are valuable components to prepare officers to win in real street encounters, (expect the unexpected, and adapt). Trained, experienced and enlightened simulation trainers often discover early on that it is difficult to truly surprise in-service officers.

Strategy: Merging thoughts, theories, and actions By Fred Leland

CHAOS "I want to consider the goal of achieving non-linear effects consistently. Does it work in the real world?

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