Emergency Planning

Tally Ho, Lads! Last week it appeared that the world was preparing to come to an end.  It still might… but last week was a doozy. Disney closed its theme parks, movie premiers were pushed off, states of emergency were called in various states, the President closed travel from Europe, then declared a National State...

UPCOMING – 5 Day Training Program

This is an unusual subject matter for me, and one in which I am directly asking you for your assistance.  There were essentially two seeds to this blog.  One seed was planted from a phone conversation I had with a young man in Washington, D.C.  He reads this blog and has followed the Artemis...

9/11, 15 Years Later

9/11, 15 Years Later This last weekend marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. As is the case, every year the patriotic memes went up on social media.  Flags were flown outside of garages, and the families of over three thousand souls wept silently for their loss. With each passing year the memory...

Semper Vigilans

Semper Vigilans Always vigilant. There is evil that exists in our world.  Most would prefer to deny that reality, or outsource our defenses to a tiny cadre of professionals who wrangle the wolves and keep them from the flock.  For most this is an entirely reasonable scheme. Bucolic lives are kept in tact and...

Special Forces Chapter 78

Special Forces Chapter 78 Combat mindset is a more holistic concept then simply having the intent to use deadly force. The warrior mentality is far more encompassing and translates into just about every aspect of daily life. This last weekend Artemis Defense Institute was host to the Special Forces Group Chapter 78.  This is...

Leadership

Leadership “These are dangerous times that require all of us to be prepared to do dangerous things. Often contrary to our natural instincts.” As the cold war was coming to a close I had the opportunity to attend a conference on political developments in the the Middle East.  We were still operating under the...

Dealing with the Unthinkable

Dealing with the unthinkable, You are a warrior. You know what is necessary to prevail. You have trained, and continue to train, preparing yourself for the potentiality that you may have to endure extreme stress in order to survive. You don’t know if that is breaking out of a collapsed building in an earthquake…...