Tactical Tracking Operations

The Essential Guide For Military And Police Trackers

Author: David Scott-Donelan

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581600032

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 2344

This manual is packed with practical lessons, on-the-ground tricks, training drills and equipment suggestions for the solo tracker on up to a multiagency tracking operation. Learn from a 30-year veteran how to find and follow tracks through any terrain; assess the age of tracks; relocate the trail after it's gone missing; foil every effort to throw off your pursuit; coordinate a four-man team while tracking armed fugitives; set up and run large tracking operations, use the latest high-tech gear to find fugitives and more.

Combat Tracking Guide

Author: John Hurth

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811710998

Category: Reference

Page: 267

View: 9633

The first book on tracking in a combat situation that includes suggestions for integrating visual tracking operations into existing military doctrine in addition to the boots-on-the-ground detail necessary for soldiers who perform those operations How to visually track an armed individual or group in a combat situation for the purposes of gaining intelligence, locating the enemy, and/or killing them Packed with photographs and carefully crafted diagrams A functional, readable manual for soldiers, trackers, military organizations, affiliates, and enthusiasts around the world

USMC Combat Hunter Training Introduction And Fundamentals: Profiling, Tactical Tracking, Observation Theory, Tactical Fundamentals, Planning And More

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones



Page: 849

View: 5375

COMBAT HUNTER TRAINER COURSE Purpose: The purpose of the Combat Hunter Trainer Course is to produce a Marine capable of training a more ethically minded, tactically cunning, and situational aware Marine capable of proactively identifying threats in any environment. Scope: The Combat Hunter Trainer Course enhances the safety and security of Marines across the range of military operations, whether in garrison, on liberty, or on the battlefield. Marines are trained to observe and recognize human behaviors, patterns and trends that are indicative of a threat and to act on that threat quickly and decisively through an improved and matured decision-making process. The Marine receives training in planning, conducting, and evaluating training events to include classes on small unit training and unit training management. Combat Hunter training includes Introduction to Combat Hunter, Observation Devices, Criminal and Insurgent Networks, Decision Cycle, Enhanced Observation, KIM Technique, Introduction to Profiling, Heuristics, Profiling Domains, Terrorist Planning Cycle, Tactical Questioning, Analyze and Interpret Spoor, Individual Actions in a Tracking Team, Track Exploitation, Leading a Tracking Team, and Tactical Site Exploitation. DEFINITION AND MISSION OF THE COMBAT HUNTER. A combat hunter selects, uses, and maximizes the appropriate optics available to see objects and events, both hidden and distant. These optics range from the naked eye to advanced optical systems. A combat hunter, through attention to detail, establishes a baseline of an environment and detects the anomalies located within that environment. A combat hunter tracks humans and vehicles by reading the natural terrain. He pursues an armed enemy and gathers data that may suggest the enemy’s action and intent. The combat hunter is the creation of a mindset through the integration of enhanced observation, combat profiling, and combat tracking. This mindset will enable Marines to locate, close with, and destroy an elusive enemy that hides among the population and uses asymmetric tactics to attack our forces. By utilizing enhanced observation, combat profiling, and combat tracking, a Marine is more lethal, survivable, and tactically cunning. He becomes a force multiplier to his unit’s operations. OBSERVATION. Observation begins with the gathering and processing of information obtained through the senses. The five sensory systems are sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste that allow information to be collected from the environment. Perception is the process that the mind uses to organize the sensory information into an understandable interpretation of the environment. Central to all these skills is a critically-thinking Marine whose decisions can be affected by numerous factors, both external and internal. The Marine refines his decision making capabilities by understanding the decision cycle process and his awareness of the physical and biological responses he goes through when faced with a dynamic situation. Refining these skills and understanding the effects they have on his mind and body make him more capable and more lethal.

Tracking Humans

A Fundamental Approach to Finding Missing Persons, Insurgents, Guerrillas, and Fugitives from the Law

Author: David Diaz,V. L. Mccann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762794828

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 1950

Tracker. The very word evokes images of buckskin-clad braves crouching over the ground, carefully studying the signs before them—a part of history. But the modern world has not put behind it the need for the earthy business of tracking. Such skills are still routinely used by the military, rescue personnel, and law enforcement, as well as by hunters and people living at subsistence level throughout the world. Tracking Humans is the ultimate authoritative guide to this most complex pursuit. A great resource for military, law enforcement, and rescue professionals, Tracking Humans is also useful for outdoor enthusiasts. Users will find it invaluable as an on-site manual to assist in any ongoing search. Unlike many tracking manuals, this guide focuses on tracking humans, whether they're enemy combatants or lost children. Author David Diaz explains what it takes to be an expert tracker, from the physical stamina to the focus and perception necessary to do the job correctly. He explains the tools of the tracker and presents essential safety tips every tracker should know. Tracking Humans is an important tool for anyone dealing with missing persons—it could be an essential lifesaver.


The Art of Tracking

Author: Ian Maxwell

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 0719820510

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 4160

Manhunter is the ultimate guide to tracking skills in both wild and urban environments. Written by an experienced tracker, the book looks at the qualities and skills you need to track successfully, the different methods involved, the psychology of tracking, and strategies to deal with counter-tracking techniques. Covering Combat Tracking, Hunter Force, Tactical Tracking, Counter IED, Border Patrol, Police Search, Search and Rescue and Surveillance, Manhunter will help hone the tracking skills needed to find anyone on any terrain or in any weather conditions. Aimed at those involved with search and rescue teams, outdoor pursuit teachers, livestock owners and gamekeepers, and all outdoor enthusiasts, and with expert insights into famous cases of kidnap and missing persons.

Tactical Tracker Teams

Guide to High Risk Manhunt Operations

Author: Jeff Schettler

Publisher: Alpine Publications

ISBN: 9781577791485

Category: Pets

Page: 124

View: 7291

Tactical Tracker Teams was written to help K-9 handlers and tactical units to prepare and execute a high risk manhunt safely and effectively. Based upon personal experience and years of teaching, Schettler offers realistic recommendations and practical guidelines to assist in the planning and preparation for a fugitive hunt. High risk trailing is a team operation—no matter if conducted by an assigned tactical tracking team or a hastily assembled patrol team. This book will benefit everyone involved with the tracking team, including handlers, cover officers, supervisors, operational commanders and support personnel.Tactical Tracker Teams is not a “this is my way, this is the only way” instructional book. Schettler admits making mistakes—some that could have cost him his life. However, those mistakes have made him a better trainer and the lessons learned are readily and openly shared in this book.

Counter Insurgency Manual

Author: Leroy Thompson

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1853675024

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5057

World-renowned expert in the fields of counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and VIP protection, Leroy Thompson has produced a comprehensive guide to counter-insurgency. His experience both in the field and in training showcase the latest methods and technologies available and this fully illustrated book reveals many of the secrets of his trade.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Page: N.A

View: 8829


Corrections in America

An Introduction

Author: Harry E. Allen,Clifford E. Simonsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130877260

Category: Corrections

Page: 730

View: 6745

For junior/senior-level courses in Introduction to Corrections, Institutional Corrections, Community Based Corrections, Social Control, Crime and Punishment, and Criminology.Contemporary in look and feel, this leading text in corrections for over the past quarter of a century continues to explore the cutting edge of the field. It focuses on how today's correctional subsystems function within the larger criminal justice system, and introduces students to the vast field of corrections and its impact on contemporary society. Addressing more topics in more detail than other texts of its kind, it covers everything from historical precedents to the very latest programs and practices--carefully balancing current and past research, grand and applied theory, and practical and predictive examples and issues. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite with students, and its superior organization and pedagogical tools makes it easy for instructors to adapt to any type of course.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Page: N.A

View: 6661


Radar Cross Section Measurements

Author: Eugene F. Knott

Publisher: SciTech Publishing

ISBN: 1891121553

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 546

View: 9582

This guide explains how radar cross section (RCS) is measured and tested with good measurement practice including assuring that the electromagnetic test environment is optimized for the particular object being measured. It also provides basic and advanced information on instrumentation systems, test range design, and measurement technology.

Toward a Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces

Abbreviated Version

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Standing Committee on Research, Development, and Acquisition Options for U.S. Special Operations Command,Committee on Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309132428

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 48

View: 7868

The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) was formed in response to the failed rescue attempt in 1980 of American hostages held by Iran. Among its key responsibilities, SOCOM plans and synchronizes operations against terrorist networks. Special operations forces (SOF) often operate alone in austere environments with only the items they can carry, which makes equipment size, weight, and power needs especially important. Specialized radios and supporting equipment must be carried by the teams for their radio-frequency (RF) operations. As warfighting demands on SOCOM have intensified, SOCOM's needs for significantly improved radio-frequency (RF) systems have increased. Toward a Universal Radio Frequency System for Special Operations Forces examines the current state of the art for both handheld and manpackable platform-mounted RF systems, and determines which frequencies could be provided by handheld systems. The book also explores whether or not a system that fulfills SOF's unique requirements could be deployed in a reasonable time period. Several recommendations are included to address these and other issues.