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TEAM TACTICS

Introduction to Team Tactics.

The Team Tactics manual discusses the tactics necessary for a team to defend a specific physical objective such as a business, school or church.

We loosely quantify a team as a group of 2 to 6 individuals and distinguish teams from units in their organization and objective. A team is a single group tasked with the defense of one objective. A unit consists of several teams charged with defending a territory encompassing many objectives; residences, businesses, schools, and churches.

Small businesses, schools, and churches have always been at a disadvantage when it came to security. In the past,they were limited to two choices, either hire expensive security guards or depend upon local law enforcement to provide for their safety and security. Hiring security guards is not only expensive but questionable as to training and consistency, while law enforcement will never be there when a threat materializes. There is now an alternative; developing a private security force, and Team Tactics discusses the steps necessary to make this happen.

Team Tactics builds on the content offered in Individual Tactics and Strategy manuals. Those readers interested in developing a team to defend a business. school or church will also need to familiarize themselves with the techniques offered in our Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle manuals while pursuing training with Pulse O2DA or other firearms instructors.

Topics covered in Team Tactics include:

TEAM TACTICS
INTRODUCTION
1.0 BUSINESS CASE STUDY
1.1 APD Security Briefing.
2.0 TEAM FUNDAMENTALS.
2.1 The elemental theory.
2.2 The sphere of influence.
2.3 Force multipliers.
2.4 Introducing Micro-teams.
2.5 Division of labor.
2.6 Micro-team roles.
2.7 The EFAS environment.
2.8 Training the micro-team.
2.9 Basic formations.
2.10 Flanking.
2.11 The micro-team wedge.
2.12 The fire team column.
2.13 The staggered file.
2.14 Movement techniques.
3.0 EXTERNAL FACTORS
3.1 Asset evaluation.
3.2 Asset evaluation criteria.
3.2 Threat assessment.
3.3 Priority intelligence requirements.
3.4 Characterizing threats.
3.5 Example: APD's Graded Threat Matrix
4.0 SITE SURVEY AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS.
4.1 Site survey.
4.2 Vulnerability analysis.
4.3 APD Site survey.
5.0 LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING
5.1 Command and control in micro-team operations.
5.2 Plans, procedures, and immediate action drills
5.211. Example: APD Contingency Plan
5.22 Hasty planning and mission analysis
5.23 Procedures
5.24 Standard operating procedures (SOP)
5.25 Immediate action drills (IAD) or battle drills
5.3 Conducting rehearsals
5.4 Initiative-based tactics.
5.5 Combat orders
5.6 Pre-combat checks and inspections
5.7 Communications.
5.8 Liaison, linkup, and cooperation with friendly forces
6.0 MISSION ESSENTIAL TASK LIST (METL)
6.1 Constructing a METL for your own security organization.
6.2 Example: the APD private security METL
6.3 How to use a METL
7.0 WARGAMING.
7.1 Tactical decision games (TDG)
7.2 APD Wargame - Gang assault.
7.3 Interactive Wargames
7.4 Terrain Walks and Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT)
8.0 After Action Review (AAR)
8.1 An AAR example