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This book will not be for everyone. If you are in law-enforcement, and particularly if you are on a tactical team, this is an absolute must read. For others who are simply interested in leadership training, this book may be a bit laborious to work through. As a member of a SWAT team and holding a leadership position with my law-enforcement agency I was very happy with this purchase.
This book may also be of interest to those civilians with a passion for firearms and tactical training.
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This is not a book. This is a manual that may assist SWAT Team Leaders, military operators with tactical training responsibilities, law enforcent firearms instructors, and Police Department leadership teams in developing and evaluating training programs and lesson plans.
Despite the marketing that led me to try the book, there are very few - to possibly zero, depending on your job - parallel applicable lessons or nuggets that anyone in the professional world will find useful or interesting. I was hoping for general leadership principles and insights that would apply to my current management assignment of a non-tactical military unit and I was disappointed.
In fact, as a police officer, military reserve member, and SWAT Team member myself, I found the material contained herein barely applicable to my own duties. I am not a tactical trainer or instructor and, at most, I gained some insight into how our instructor teams prepare lesson plans and why they conduct our range training in the way that they do.
I almost returned this book a half dozen times. I now wish that I had. I kept waiting for it to pivot, but it never happened and the author kept repeating the same points until I just about shelved it and gave up. I felt too guilty to return a book I came withing an hour or so of finishing.
This is a copy and paste of a tactical trainer's continuity binder with footnotes and commentary, more or less. If that's what you need, buy it now.
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