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Gave them the tools but no training in how to use them. Who is really to blame for student failure?

September 18, 2017 Foresight Tactical

Gave them the tools but no training in how to use them.  Who is really to blame for student failure?

We were visiting a law enforcement training establishment where the students were undertaking the final day of an officer safety training course.  The day was a culmination of four weeks of training and saw the students put through their paces in wholistic scenarios and reality based training exercises.  As the end of the day approached, the course manager decided to put the students through one final exercise; a decision-making exercise that required the students to identify and assess a threat and then respond appropriately using lethal force in conjunction with effective use of movement and cover. The exercise was carried...


A Certification Does Not Ensure Competence or Ability

August 20, 2017 Foresight Tactical

A Certification Does Not Ensure Competence or Ability

Every instructor has been a student at some point and every good instructor remains a perpetual student. In a time where many people favor form over function and perception over reality, we are reminded of something that an instructor passed on during a course. "A certification does not ensure competence or ability. Just a place on the wall far from the field where truth dwells." We don't know the source of the quote or if it was something that the instructor came up with himself but we do know it lays down some nice truth. The only way to excel...