51 episodes

The Debrief with Jon Becker is a no-holds-barred conversational podcast on the leadership principles that govern the world’s elite tactical units. Featuring top military and law enforcement unit commanders from some of the most high-stakes fields, this podcast examines how to form and lead a highly effective team. 

After four decades spent working in tandem with top law enforcement and military units, Jon has gained invaluable lessons in leadership, teamwork, communication, and training. Now, he is sharing these lessons through conversations with some of these amazing team leaders. The goal of the show is to make us all better leaders, thinkers, and people. 

In each episode, The Debrief shares lessons in decision-making, training, personnel selection, and perseverance that apply to people from all walks of life. Our host Jon Becker, is an expert in tactical equipment; working with some of the world’s top-performing teams. The Debrief is Jon’s payback to the community, units, and leaders who trained him and helped make AARDVARK a success. With this show, Jon invites listeners to benefit from the same insights and stories that have shaped his career and how he views leadership. 
Learn more at thedebrief.live

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The Debrief with Jon Becker is a no-holds-barred conversational podcast on the leadership principles that govern the world’s elite tactical units. Featuring top military and law enforcement unit commanders from some of the most high-stakes fields, this podcast examines how to form and lead a highly effective team. 

After four decades spent working in tandem with top law enforcement and military units, Jon has gained invaluable lessons in leadership, teamwork, communication, and training. Now, he is sharing these lessons through conversations with some of these amazing team leaders. The goal of the show is to make us all better leaders, thinkers, and people. 

In each episode, The Debrief shares lessons in decision-making, training, personnel selection, and perseverance that apply to people from all walks of life. Our host Jon Becker, is an expert in tactical equipment; working with some of the world’s top-performing teams. The Debrief is Jon’s payback to the community, units, and leaders who trained him and helped make AARDVARK a success. With this show, Jon invites listeners to benefit from the same insights and stories that have shaped his career and how he views leadership. 
Learn more at thedebrief.live

    Building Elite Tactical Performance - Dr. Brittany Loney

    Building Elite Tactical Performance - Dr. Brittany Loney

    My guest today is Brittany Loney the founder and CEO of Elite Cognition. Brittany has almost 20 years of experience training high performing operators from communities as diverse as elite SOF warriors, professional and Olympic athletes, high-level coaches, and corporate executives. She also has over 14 years of experience training Special Operations Forces (SOF) and was the first cognitive performance coach embedded within a United States Special Operations Command (USASOC) Tactical Human Opt...

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Inside the NYPD Emergency Service Unit (ESU)

    Inside the NYPD Emergency Service Unit (ESU)

    There may be no US tactical and rescue unit more well known than the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit or ESU. Featuring a mission set that ranges from high angle ropes work to water rescue, from high-risk search warrants to hostage rescue, and from CBRN response to counter terrorism, ESU has sometimes been described as 911 for NYPD. My guest today is Joe Bucchignano (pron: Buck-ig-nano). Joe started his emergency service career in 1997, working as an EMT and completing paramedic scho...

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    The History of SWAT in Texas and TTPOA

    The History of SWAT in Texas and TTPOA

    The evolution of special tactics in the United States is a complicated story whose roots lie in the violent social and political environment of the late 1960s. Highly unusual and televised events like the Texas tower sniper in 1966 and the Munich Massacre in 1972 created the need to develop special units to respond to events that were beyond the capabilities of patrol officers. While Southern California often receives all the credit for the development of special tactics, because ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Verviers Terrorist Raid & OIS - Belgian Group Diane - Lionel D.

    Verviers Terrorist Raid & OIS - Belgian Group Diane - Lionel D.

    My guest today is Lionel D. Lio is a retired team leader who spent 15 years with theBelgian National Police - Directorate of Special Units, or DSU, also know as GroupDiane. I am excited to have Lio on The Debrief because his former unit is a fantasticteam who are constantly on the front lines for European counter terrorism operations,like the one we will discuss today.The operation we will be debriefing is a proactive warrant service against a Jihadist terror cell located in the small town of...

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Warrant Service Becomes OIS and Multi-Day Manhunt in the Kentucky Mountains – Heath Ayres and Logan Smith – Kentucky State Police SRT

    Warrant Service Becomes OIS and Multi-Day Manhunt in the Kentucky Mountains – Heath Ayres and Logan Smith – Kentucky State Police SRT

    In late August of 2020 the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team attempted to execute search and arrest warrants on a family compound in Johnson Hollow, a heavily wooded and very rural area of Kentucky. The suspect, who was being sought on potential murder and drug related charges, had hiding locations and weapons throughout the compound and had built a series of hardened firing positions from which to attack officers. In the 48 hours that followed, the team would have two O...

    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Emergency Mind – Dr. Dan Dworkis

    The Emergency Mind – Dr. Dan Dworkis

    My guest today is Dr. Dan Dworkis. Dan is a board-certified emergency physician, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the founder of The Emergency Mind Project, and the Chief Medical Officer at the Mission Critical Team Institute. Dan performed his emergency medicine residency with Harvard Medical School at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham Health and holds an MD and PhD in molec...

    • 1 hr 42 min

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