Being a lone operator is a risky way to fight, so whenever possible it is to your advantage to face danger with the help of teammates. Soldiers are told to back up their “battle buddy” (teammate) and may find themselves manning an LP/OP (listening post/observation post) together to serve as lookouts or manning a fighting hole together to be part of a unit’s defense. Four soldiers make a fire team and three fire teams combine to make a squad. Infantrymen get more experience with team tactics than most other professions do and it is worth considering what they know that might [...]
Each year, more than 50,000 members of law enforcement are physically assaulted while on the duty. As a result, thousands of officers suffer injuries ranging from minor to debilitating and life altering. Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) is often a consequence of these attacks. PTSI, commonly referred to as the silent injury, can be as deadly as bullet. The Wounded Blue, the national assistance and support organization for injured and disabled law enforcement officers, provides resources for officers that have experienced physical and emotional injuries on duty. While officers are provided mental health resources through their departments, they often aren’t utilized, [...]
Constant training and strict discipline is the the only way to prepare for unexpected crisis. .