One of the most often overlooked, yet critical aspects of Personal Security is, Situational Awareness:
“Check Your Six”, “Head on a Swivel”, “Be aware of your surroundings”. You have probably heard all of these before, but what do they mean?
As the names implies, “Situational Awareness” is simply knowing what’s going on around you. It sounds easy in principle, but in reality requires much practice. This skill is ingrained in soldiers, law enforcement officers, and yes, government-trained operatives! At SSG, we understand how important a skill it is for civilians as well. Ultimately, being aware of a threat even seconds before everyone else, can keep you and your loved ones safe.
Situational Awareness is a skill that can and should be developed for reasons outside of personal defense and safety. Situational awareness is really just another word for mindfulness. Developing mine has allowed me to survive multiple overseas operations in very high-threat environments. This same ‘mindfulness’ has also allowed me to be more cognizant of what’s going on around me in my daily activities, which in turn has helped me make better decisions in all aspects of my life.
Our Situational Awareness Courses Include:
- Defining Situational Awareness Detractors.
- How to use your “Gift of Fear”.
- What is the OODA Loop & How Can It Be Reset?
- Travel Security & Intelligence.
- Using Improvised Weapons.
- Mobile Phone Apps that can save your life.
- Actions during an Active Shooter Event (ASE).
SSG personnel have spent years in the field developing their Situational Awareness. This skill set is what has kept the SSG partners alive in hostile, high-threat corners of the globe. Let SSG help develop in you this important skill. Most notably, the focus is primarily on developing your situational awareness to prevent or survive a violent attack. However, these same principles will also help hone your powers of observation in all areas of your life.
Finally, here are just a couple of links to provide you a list of mobile phone applications that you can download and start using today. Stay Safe!
Contact Shaffer Security Group for your Situational Awareness training course.