COL John Boyd

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.

Maneuver and Focus Efforts on Disrupting Your Adversary's Mindset

“In most campaigns the dislocation of the enemy's psychological and physical balance has been the vital prelude to a successful attempt at his overthrow.” ~Captain Sir Basil H. Liddell Hart, 1944

How the Brain Makes Quick Decisions Brain Research Says Short-Term Memory Influences Our Snap Decisions

It's the last set at Wimbledon and Serena Williams needs a little magic to take the match. Her opponent makes an amazing shot, but Williams somehow knows where the ball is going, and she's there. How could she have read her opponent's mind?

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The "D" in OODA By: Frank Borelli

For any contemporary warrior who is not already familiar with Boyd's Cycle - the human decision making paradigm - I say to you, "Go and study." First documented by Col. John Boyd (USAF Ret, now deceased), the Human Decision Making Cycle is comprised of the following four steps repeated in endless loops: Observe; Orient; Decide; Act. Anyone who has ever been in a fight knows that thinking faster than your opponent matters - and not just a little. Veteran combatants have given testimony as to the applicability and importance of Boyd's Cycle.

Slowing down your opponent's OODA Loop by Spartan Cops

As I discussed in The OODA Loop: A simple concept for modern combat strategy, there are two ways to take the offense away from our opponent. One is to overtake him in the cycle by being faster.  I discussed common tactics for that strategy in How to zip through the OODA Loop. The second method is to slow your opponent down. This article discusses tactics for that strategy.

How to zip through the OODA Loop from Spartan Cops

As I discussed in The OODA Loop: A simple concept for modern combat strategy, there are two ways to take the offense away from our opponent. One is to overtake him in the cycle by being faster, the second is by slowing him down.

Here are some common ways police officers can speed through the loop faster than their opponent.

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The Third (Hidden) "O" in "OO_DA" By: Frank Borelli

For any contemporary warrior who is not already familiar with Boyd's Cycle - the human decision making paradigm - I say to you, "Go and study." First documented by Col. John Boyd (USAF Ret, now deceased), the Human Decision Making Cycle is comprised of the following four steps repeated in endless loops: Observe; Orient; Decide; Act. Anyone who has ever been in a fight knows that thinking faster than your opponent matters - and not just a little. Veteran combatants have given testimony as to the applicability and importance of Boyd's Cycle.

The First "O"in OODA By: Frank Borelli

Frank Borelli: Founder / President / Writer / SME (Subject Matter Expert): Frank's history includes seven years of military service as a Military Policeman, Light Infantry soldier and Combat Engineer. With more than twenty-five years of law enforcement experience, including almost twenty years of LE training delivery experience, Frank has become recognized nationwide as an expert on Use of Force issues, training development, equipment selection and active shooter response evolution.

Weapon Proficiency: John Boyd's Mastery of the Hun

Spartan Cops have great information on there site, including several articles on COL John Boyd's theories. They have been gracious enough to allow me to link the articles here on the LESC site.

This article speaks to dedication and perseverance it takes to continuously strive to learn and evolve as a law enforcement officer in master all your skills. Take a look.

Fred

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