October 20, 2020
  • 11:08 am The Warning Order – Preparing For Operations
  • 12:40 pm 3 Essential Elements Of A Combat Patrol
  • 9:46 am Five Tips For Using The 1/3-2/3 Rule
  • 2:20 pm How to Report Sightings of Enemy Combatants
  • 10:42 pm Drawing Forces Into Collateral Damage
3 elements of a combat patrol in Afghanistan

When it comes to planning any combat patrol, there are three essential elements.  These are the main elements that are necessary to accomplish any mission. Assault Support Security There are other elements that may be introduced, but these three are essential.  And they’re just as important today as they were a generation ago.  But the […]

Reporting Enemy Combatants

What is the most efficient way (syntax) for infantry to report sighting of enemy combatants? Is it their number-direction-distance-additional detail (third red house on the left)? This is a fantastic question that deserves a well-considered answer. Ultimately, this breaks down into two categories: internal or external communication. External Reporting Let’s start with external communications, reporting […]


One of the biggest changes to the battlefield today is the use of digital cameras. Within moments of a vehicle attack on the streets of New York, you watch the event on your computer in Ohio. Everyone knows this, but not many consider the tactical implications. Terrorists apply this strategy around the globe.  30 years ago, […]