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It’s Your Platoon – US Army Lt. Dave

Jim interviews Lt Dave from the US Army about his experiences as a young officer and what it means to lead troops and face off the Russians in Eastern Europe. He talks about his relationship with senior NCOs, the differences between different commissioning sources, and how his job as a Combat Engineering Officer fits into the big picture for large scale combat operations.  

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How to think like a Tactician

episode 67 HOW TO THINK LIKE A TACTICIANWe've been building up to this concept to help raise the lowest common denominator in tactics, survival, and self-defense. At Tactical Tangents, we talk a lot about "People Ideas Hardware" and how to apply that formula to making...

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You Can’t Handle The Truth! Going to court and public trust

episode 66 YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!What Police Officers Need To Know About Going to Court, and How Police and Prosecutors Can Restore Public TrustChief Criminal Deputy County Attorney Jonathan Mosher (Pima County, Arizona) and Homicide Detective Josh Cheek share...

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LANGUAGE WARNING! This episode is NOT safe for work! Uncle Dan likes Jack Daniels and he’s had a little bit to drink so we’re gonna drag some war stories out of him and have a good time. Dan was one of Mike’s team leaders on SWAT when he first joined the team. He’s also a football coach for his son, and it turns out there’s quite a bit of crossover between the two in terms of leadership and tactics. As the alcohol level rises, you’ll get to hear a little bit about how Dan has shaped the training culture in his agency and what he’s learned along the way. Good times!

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Dan’s website, filthypirate.org (Not safe for work, or the faint of heart!)

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  1. B Robinson

    Great episode fellas. It is nice to see we are all dealing with the same kind of hurdles in training our guys. I am a 25+ year LE veteran (SWAT, gamgs, patrol etc) and I also get these same hurdles with guys bitching about training being too hard or the “3s” you refer to not liking me pointing out that the stupid shirt they wear to training and all the other stupid cliche shit they wear and have mean nothing when it looks like they wish they were paid by the damn pound.

    Keep preaching my ddues. Maybe the best episode yet

    Also- just got my first Riteon RDO. Cant wait to try it out.

    Stay safe out there boys.

    -From the Great State of Texas!

    • Mike

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Let me know how you feel about the Riton optic, they are good peeps so if you have any issues don’t hesitate to reach out, they will make it right. -Mike


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