Preston Cline, Coleman Ruiz, and the Mission Critical Team Institute share research and explore the questions vexing the most elite teams in the world, from Special Operations soldiers to Firefighters, from Trauma Medics to Professional Athletes, and from Astronauts to Tactical Law Enforcement.
S2 Ep5 The Emergency Mind
Please enjoy Preston's conversation with Dan Dworkis on "lessons from the ER and beyond on developing the tools it takes to succeed during emergencies and apply knowledge under pressure".
Dan Dworkis, MD PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, a board-certified emergency medicine physician at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Dr. Dworkis built The Emergency Mind platform and podcast to help individuals and teams perform better under pressure in and out of the emergency Department.
The Emergency Mind - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094GY88RK/ (Amazon)
S2 Ep4 FBI Hostage Rescue Team Child Kidnapping Rescue
In 2013, Jimmy Lee Dykes walked out of his house in Alabama, boarded a school bus, and abducted an autistic child. He then retreated into a bunker and contacted law enforcement with a list of demands. This Teamcast is about how the Federal Bureau of Investigations Hostage Rescue Team rescued that child. The recording does not name any of the agents involved and was done with the permission and support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the intent to show one aspect of the pressures and burdens that come with Modern Law Enforcement in America.
S2 Ep3 Creativity within Mission Critical Teams
Please enjoy Harry's conversation with Professor Kate Stevens and Ben Pronk. Kate is a cognitive scientist and Professor in Psychology who’s work investigates humans interacting with each other, their environment, and with technology. Ben is a veteran and former Commanding Officer of Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment and is now the managing partner of Mettle Global. They have a broad ranging discussion on whether or not creativity is more prevalent or necessary in the MCTI community, or is it merely Harry’s recency/confirmation bias. Below are some of the resources mentioned in the episode.
The “Bodystorming” concept - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodystorming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodystorming)
Professor Kate Stevens research - https://katestevens.weebly.com/ (https://katestevens.weebly.com/)
Unforgiving 60 podcast – https://unforgiving60.podbean.com/ (https://unforgiving60.podbean.com/)
Robert De Cormier - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_De_Cormier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_De_Cormier)
Simon Rattle - https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tLP1TcwLCvKyakyYPTiKc7Mzc9TKEosKclJBQBv-AjUandq=simon+rattleandrlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU826AU826andoq=simon+rattleandaqs=chrome.1.69i57j46j0i395l3j0j0i395l2j0j46i395.9293j1j4andsourceid=chromeandie=UTF-8 (https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tLP1TcwLCvKyakyYPTiKc7Mzc9TKEosKclJBQBv-AjUandq=simon+rattleandrlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU826AU826andoq=simon+rattleandaqs=chrome.1.69i57j46j0i395l3j0j0i395l2j0j46i395.9293j1j4andsourceid=chromeandie=UTF-8)
Books mentioned include
Anne Osborn, Brain - https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Osborn_s_Brain.html?id=IaeswgEACAAJandsource=kp_book_descriptionandredir_esc=y (https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Osborn_s_Brain.html?id=IaeswgEACAAJandsource=kp_book_descriptionandredir_esc=y)
Michelle Tucker, Elizabeth Macarthur - https://www.booktopia.com.au/elizabeth-macarthur-michelle-scott-tucker/book/9781925773736.html?source=plaandgclid=CjwKCAjwiLGGBhAqEiwAgq3q_pi-caPN6PV2wXA51LDqq7i1sMHKC2Rw1GB5OgwIeL66JoQJyFPq3xoCX8UQAvD_BwE (https://www.booktopia.com.au/elizabeth-macarthur-michelle-scott-tucker/book/9781925773736.html?source=plaandgclid=CjwKCAjwiLGGBhAqEiwAgq3q_pi-caPN6PV2wXA51LDqq7i1sMHKC2Rw1GB5OgwIeL66JoQJyFPq3xoCX8UQAvD_BwE)
Bruce Pascoe, Dark Emu - https://www.booktopia.com.au/dark-emu-bruce-pascoe/book/9781921248016.html (https://www.booktopia.com.au/dark-emu-bruce-pascoe/book/9781921248016.html)
Dan Harris, 10% Happier - https://www.booktopia.com.au/10-happier-dan-harris/book/9781444799057.html (https://www.booktopia.com.au/10-happier-dan-harris/book/9781444799057.html)
Michael Pollan, How To Change Your Mind - https://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-change-your-mind-michael-pollan/book/9780141985138.html?source=plaandgclid=EAIaIQobChMIs8uBkMXK7wIVDpVLBR33-ACXEAQYAiABEgJm5_D_BwE (https://www.booktopia.com.au/how-to-change-your-mind-michael-pollan/book/9780141985138.html?source=plaandgclid=EAIaIQobChMIs8uBkMXK7wIVDpVLBR33-ACXEAQYAiABEgJm5_D_BwE)
Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself - https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-brain-that-changes-itself-norman-doidge/book/9781921372742.html (https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-brain-that-changes-itself-norman-doidge/book/9781921372742.html)
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book))
Angela Duckworth, Grit - https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-book/ (https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-book/)
David Epstein, Range - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range:_Why_Generalists_Triumph_in_a_Specialized_World (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range:_Why_Generalists_Triumph_in_a_Specialized_World)
Music mentioned include
Powderfinger, Vulture St - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0HaoY81jCMiGVBP3fE6mK7 (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0HaoY81jCMiGVBP3fE6mK7)
The Externals, The Hell Beyond - https://open.spotify.c
S2 Ep2 Evolution of Wildland Fire
Please enjoy Preston's conversation with Rowdy Muir on the evolution of Wildland Fire.
Rowdy Muir came up through the ranks in the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and was a District Ranger on the Ashley National Forest in Utah and was an Area Commander on one of three existing Area Command Teams.
S2 Ep1 Evolution of Special Operations Forces
Please enjoy Preston's conversation with Command Chief Master Sergeant Greg Smith on the evolution of Special Operations Forces.
Command Chief Master Sergeant Gregory A. Smith is the tenth command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Florida. He assumed the position on July 11, 2019.
Chief Smith entered the U.S. Air Force in 1990 as an aircraft armament systems specialist. His initial assignment was with the 3246th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. In 1993, Chief Smith was reassigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska where he served as a weapons load crew member on A/OA-10 aircraft. He completed multiple deployments to the pacific theater.
Chief Smith was selected for special duty as an AC-130H/U aerial gunner in 1996. He served as lead, instructor and evaluator gunner with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida. He also served as the superintendent of Wing Strategic Plans with the 16th Special Operations Wing. In September 2001, Chief Smith was part of the first team to deploy following the terror attacks on 9/11. He established the first forward operating base and then deployed to Pakistan where he established a joint interagency forward operating location. In 2009, Chief Smith became the first course director and chief of academics for the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy.
In June 2012, Chief Smith was selected for command chief master sergeant for the 58th Special Operations Wing where he oversaw the training and readiness for special operations and combat rescue personnel. In 2013, Chief Smith was selected as the command senior enlisted leader for Special Operations Command Europe where he led special operations forces through multiple contingencies in Ukraine, Turkey, and Syria. Chief Smith became the command senior enlisted leader for NATO Special Operations Headquarters in 2015. In this role, he synchronized Allied special operations forces for employment in support of NATO missions across the globe. Chief Smith’s last assignment was the command chief master sergeant, Air Force Special Operations Command.
#22 The DR5 Model
The DR5 model
In this episode, Dr. Zab Johnson, Dr. Al’ai Alvarez, and Dr Preston Cline will break down the DR5 model using a Trauma Resuscitation scenario.
The DR5 represents the latest version of the original MCTI Learning Diagnostic Tool (The LERP and then the DR4) that was developed through a collaborative inquiry process between the Mission Critical Team Institute, Naval Special Warfare, and the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (UPENN), to improve the training for hostage rescue teams. This version was specifically developed for use in medical resuscitation. As always, it is designed as a tool to help Instructor Cadre improve performance within immersion events and is currently being utilized by teams worldwide. Initially created to move past the all too common “You Suck! Suck Less!” instructor/student interaction by providing instructors a more precise language to overcome the Tacit Knowledge Transfer Problem . This is the problem that experts face when trying to explain or articulate their expertise (e.g., Having the skill to ride a bike versus explaining that skill to another). Using research from Psychology, Education, and Neuroscience, the DR5 model breaks down the immersion event into 5 distinct areas of Detection, Recognition, Reaction, Response, Reset, and Reflection. While neurologically, these stages do not behave sequentially , the model provides Instructor Cadres a mechanism for specificity  to diagnose better and mediate learning within and after immersion events.
Dr. Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson
Executive Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative
Senior Fellow, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative
Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson is the executive director and senior fellow of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative. Her research focuses on vision and visual behavior. Her work spans physiological approaches in the retina and early visual cortex to using eye tracking to investigate how human observers look and navigate through the world, how these processes unfold over time and with experience, and the role of social cognition and decision making in these processes. She is an expert on color vision. She received her PhD in Neural Science at New York University.
Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM (https://twitter.com/alvarezzzy (@alvarezzzy))
Assistant Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor - Co-Chair, WellMD Physician Wellness Forum
Stanford University School of Medicine
Al'ai is a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and an associate residency program director (APD) at the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is the APD for Residency Process Improvement (Quality and Clinical Operations), Recruitment (Diversity), and Well-being (Inclusion). Dr. Alvarez focuses on the intersectionality and interdependence of wellbeing with performance improvement on patient experience, quality and patient safety, diversity, equity and inclusion, and medical education.
https://app.box.com/s/8p9ge6riycjala802sdo2405ezumstd6 (DR5 Model)
https://app.box.com/s/lrubr832nldh6lh7ndugjxx2eu3huexc (High Performance Resuscitation Teams)
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