MAJ Don Vandergriff

We Made the Mandatory Reading for the US Army MPs

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Got this great news from Don Vandergriff this morning.

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

Photo of Don Vandergriff instructing with a map

(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.

Teaching Adaptability…and Firearms Training

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“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” ~ Peter T. McIntyre

ITOA News: Articles By John Farnam, Patrick Van Horne, Jeff Chudwin, Don Vandergriff, Yours Truly and More

This edition of the ITOA News has some very important articles.

  • Henk Iverson: has a great piece on John S. Farnam titled Master Trainer
  • John Farnam himself has a piece titled The Alamo!
  • Eric Perkins—Director ITOA: Field Training Exercise (FTX)—Illinois State Police District 5 Headquarters—Night Shoot
  • Fred Leland: OODA Loop’s, Street Cop’s and the Strategic Game of Interaction

Change the Culture If I could Only Change One Thing by Don Vandergriff

The principle thing now is to increase the responsibilities of the individual man, particularly his independence of action, and thereby to increase the efficiency of the entire army… The limitations imposed by exterior circumstances causes us to give the mind more freedom of activity, with the profitable result of increasing the ability of the individual.
Von Scheekt, Chief German General Staff, 1925

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