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Harvard ROTC Leadership Conference

Myself and Will Foley a United States Army (Ret) Special Forces supervisor, instructor and operator, will be in Boston this weekend facilitating an Adaptive Leadership workshop for the Harvard ROTC Leadership Conference that includes Massachuaetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, North Eastern and Siena College.

We will be spending the two days facilitating tactical decision games and red team exercises for about 80 People about to be commissioned as officers in the United States military.

More to follow on the lessons learned from the next two days.

We Made the Mandatory Reading for the US Army MPs

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Got this great news from Don Vandergriff this morning.

Patterns of Conflict Pt 1


The importance of John Boyd's "Patterns of Conflict" cannot be overstated. It changed the military, the business world, and even sports forever. Policing is now using Boyd's ideas to improve their decision making and to develop fair and impartial policing methods that include procedural justice. Police are now considering how their strategy, operations and tactics effect Boyd's moral, mental and physical levels of conflict.

Hand in Hand Project, a new initiative promoting dialogue and interaction between local police officers and young people

My Chief sent this Hand To Hand Program out to everyone tonight in our department. This video is so cool and moving. Perfect in my mind for Thanksgiving!

How May We…Rebuild the Bridge Between The People and The Police?

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"While police officers certainly have a responsibility to focus on 'enforcement,' they also should spend considerable time and energy on 'engagement' … transparent and authentic community engagement," ~Jeffrey Blackwell, Cincinnati Police Chief

Why Adaptability Trumps Hierarchy?

Adaptability trumps hierarchy! Awe... how I love this phrase. How refreshing! How welcoming this phrase is to me.

Military Reform Through Education: From The Straus Military Reform Project, Something We In Policing Can Learn From

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(Don Vandergriff conducting a map exercise. Photo courtesy of Dan Grazier.)

Almost all of the news regarding the military these days has to do with either a weapons system or budget fights. This clearly demonstrates Washington’s misplaced defense priorities on hardware over people. Any military force is only as good as the people who serve in it. Almost as important are the ideas they wield.

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