I recently completed the CP Journals Tactical Analysis Basic Course for Security Officers. This eye-opening class shows you how to recognize people with violent intent in two seconds or less so you can take effective action to avoid conflict.
The CP Journals Course is 8 hours of instruction in Situational Awareness taught by former Marine Patrick Van Horne. He shares knowledge developed for the Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program. Combat Hunter teaches soldiers how to proactively identify threats based on human behavior because the enemy could be anyone.
Here are 3 Threat Indicators taught to Marines that could save your life.
1 . Mission Focus The most visible threat indicator they shared is “mission focus.” This is the man staring at you and ignoring everything else going on around them.
During my experience with the lunatic in Alaska, he was mission-focused on me. I did not know it at the time, but this was a red flag.
- Men who check their 6 : Criminals don’t want to get caught. So they frequently look around and check their six.
During the class, they show a video of two men who rob a jewelry store, and right before the thugs pull their guns, they check there six to make sure a cop is not going to catch them in the act.
3. Smuggling Behavior : If a felon is carrying a gun and is caught by the police, he’s going to prison. He’s going to be uncomfortable and may touch the weapon stuck in his waistband multiple times. This is one example of smuggling behavior.
If you observe someone do these three things while approaching you, he is an immediate threat, and you need to take action to avoid conflict.
Have you ever seen someone mission focussed on you or check there six as they approached you and if so what happened?