Barriers + Humans + Technologies = Effective Border Management.
Not one portion of the formula alone can or will be effective. Bottom line, you must have boots on the ground to respond to the crossing events. Technology can detect and report the event; Barriers can deter and prevent the event, but the Human factor must be there to determine and process the event.Read More
Training needs to be looked at in a systematic way when building your ability to survive, prevail and walk away from any crisis situation. Some of you may already possess these traits and have established a good base to build upon. Some may have taken courses that were “too cool for school” by instructors that have become overnight sensations. Good instructors have developed their training philosophy from manyRead More
The Go/Bail Out Bag (GBO) should have the same characteristics as the Get Home Bag (GHB), In most cases this bag will be your GHB (able to carry 20-50 lbs of gear) but when you are bugging out or doing a long range vehicle movement and become engaged in a threat that you cannot eliminate, you will use your Go Bag to bail out and evade the threat. The Term “Go Bag” came from Special Forces Teams traveling by vehicles inRead More
Get Home Bag (GHB) – Should be a good intermediate backpack that can carry 20 – 50 lbs. of gear. The amount of gear and what kind of gear you carry depends on your experience, physical condition, location, and time-distance to travel. In a “get Home” scenario, you will use this GHB to ‘get home” from any place you frequent. It can be from your place of work 60 miles away, a business trip to a larger city 100 miles away or from a family vacation in another part of the country you live.Read More
2018 has been a busy year for me personally, my job has been keeping me busy working overseas. So there has not been that much activity going on with Cibolo Creek Tactical. For 2019 I want to change that and get some initiatives going.Read More
Twenty years ago I was a young Special Forces 18C working as an LNO in the American Embassy in Kigali Rwanda when this attack happened. I just arrived a few weeks prior to this event taking place. Being an 18C, I was working as the Liaison Officer for the Rwandan National Demining Office (NDO) and the American Embassy. This was my third trip back to this awesome country teaching the RPA how to rid their country of all the Unexploded Ordinances (UXO) and Landmines that were scattered all over the country side during the civil war in the 90’s. We also conducted several Joint Combined Exercises for Training (JCETs) teaching Small Unit Tactics and creating a Commando Unit that participated in the First Congo War in 1996. The current ambassador at the time wasRead More
Situational Awareness is a trait that is often times overlooked or blown off by everyone during his or her daily routines. This translates into how they act and operate throughout their travels. Not having good situational awareness can and will get yourself into a situation that can possibly kill or seriously hurt you or your loved ones.
As a definition; Situational awareness...Read More