the critical elements of information about what is
happening to the team with regards to the
mission. More simply, it's knowing what is going
on around you whether on a dark street, at work,
or during a military combat mission.
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10 Ways to Improve Your Situational Awareness | BeSurvival.com
Situational Awareness | Wikipedia.com
5 Principals of Situational Awareness [Potential Hostile Locations]
Training – You may now be taking your first step in better preparing yourself for
your travels. It is recommended that if you’re going to a country that
has been identified as potentially dangerous or unstable, then your
organization should consider additional practical training to advance
your skills. You should check with your own Government for a list of
countries that are potentially hazardous. If they don’t have a list, the
US State Department’s list is a good one to use as a reference.
Observation – You must be aware of your surroundings at all times. Only by realistic
training will you be able to read the situation correctly. You may only
have seconds to plan your course of action, and if you read the
situation wrong, you may make the situation worse.
Reaction – Within seconds you will have decided what course of action to take:
hard, soft or passive. Responding in a passive way is when you talk or
walk your way out of the situation. Responding in a soft way is when
your reaction dilutes the situation from a potentially dangerous
situation to a far less one. And finally hard – this is when you use
maximum force to save yourself from a life-threatening situation.
Which ever one you choose you must see it through to the end. It is
better to progress your response, i.e. try and start off passive and
only go to soft and hard if required. You can always step up your
response but it is very hard to reduce it.
Control – You must be confident in your actions and see them through to the
end. If you are indecisive then your reaction may fail and this could be
costly to you and potentially others. Being in control may put an
element doubt or fear into the perpetrators which may prevent the
situation from becoming worse or stop it all together.
Safety – One situation may lead to another. Only once you and your comrades
are safe is the situation over.
http://www.preparedex.com/ Article published by Ron Burton of PreparedEx