71 episodes

Mike is a police SWAT team member, K9 handler, and tactical medic. Jim is an Air Force pilot with a background in close air support and combat search and rescue. Our goal is to elevate the conversation about all things tactical for public safety, military, and concerned citizens. Join us to hear lessons learned about decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork.

Tactical Tangents Tactical Tangents

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9, 46 Ratings

Mike is a police SWAT team member, K9 handler, and tactical medic. Jim is an Air Force pilot with a background in close air support and combat search and rescue. Our goal is to elevate the conversation about all things tactical for public safety, military, and concerned citizens. Join us to hear lessons learned about decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork.

    70: Officer Isaac has an announcement to make... From LE to ?

    70: Officer Isaac has an announcement to make... From LE to ?

    We have been following our buddy Isaac's career into law enforcement and it turns out, he's got big news about where his career is headed. Hear what his plans are, what his favorite stories as a cop has been, and what advice he would give to someone new to the profession. 

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Killing Grossman: Understanding On Combat and On Killing

    Killing Grossman: Understanding On Combat and On Killing

    LTC Dave Grossman's books On Combat and On Killing were some of the first attempts to help people understand the psychological experience of killing from the perspective the armed forces and survival-oriented crowds, but because they were such early works some of his theories don't hold up long-term. We discuss these issues and how the tactical telephone game and caricature views of violence through things like Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs can be problematic. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    It's Your Platoon: US Army Combat Engineering Lt. Dave

    It's Your Platoon: US Army Combat Engineering Lt. Dave

    Jim interviews Lt Dave from the US Army about his experiences as a young officer and what it means to lead troops and face off the Russians in Eastern Europe in the "new" Cold War. He talks about his relationship with senior NCOs, the differences between different commissioning sources, and how his job as a Combat Engineering Officer fits into the big picture for large scale combat operations.  

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to think like a Tactician

    How to think like a Tactician

    The point of this podcast is to help you, the "tactician," apply critical thinking and problem solving to things like shooting, driving, fighting, and other skills so you can overcome any survival situation you find yourself in. Whatever the situation, your job needs to be focused around these core principles so you can fight effectively and win. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    You can't handle the truth! What Police Officers Need To Know About Going to Court, and How Police and Prosecutors Can Restore Public Trust

    You can't handle the truth! What Police Officers Need To Know About Going to Court, and How Police and Prosecutors Can Restore Public Trust

    Chief Criminal Deputy County Attorney Jonathan Mosher (Pima County, Arizona) and Homicide Detective Josh Cheek share their lessons learned from taking serious violent offenders to trial and how police officers can be better witnesses. We also discuss the importance of establishing and retaining public trust by the way we investigate and prosecute crimes. Other Tangents include some commentary on the War on Drugs, the CSI effect, and considerations for arrest and charging decisions for law enforcement.

    • 2 hr 31 min
    First Steps In Fitness, For Those Who Don't Fitness Good

    First Steps In Fitness, For Those Who Don't Fitness Good

    This episode isn’t for hardcore fitness gurus, it’s for people who realize they need to get off the couch, watch what they eat, and take those first steps toward getting in shape. We address fitness from the beginning for those who don’t fitness good. These are the first things you need to know about losing weight and getting in shape. It starts with getting over the mental hurdles you put in your own way, and then setting manageable goals and expectations.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Riker1321 ,

Favorite Podcast

This is the type of podcast that if you’re into the military, tactics, police, sheepdog civilian, EMS, preparedness mindset you will thoroughly enjoy listening. I look forward to this podcast every release. I have to say that I’m impressed with how well thought out the episodes are and I love that neither Jim nor Mike speak over each other like what happens in other podcasts that are cohosted. Very deep, very real, good talk.

AFROTC Cadet ,

Great Thought Provoking Content

As an AFROTC cadet commissioning soon, I hear a lot of “leadership” lessons from the book that do not go deep. This podcast has helped take my thinking to the next level. The dream is to be a fighter pilot and listening to these tactical operators has been a catalyst to go deeper into the topics, be motivated to chase my goals, and start to learn what can’t be taught from a book. Thanks guys, I appreciate what you’re doing and I plan on continuing to listen long into my career when I’m sure more of it will make sense and apply to what I’m doing.

Ftshh ,

Good listening

Great talks, easy listening, and practical applications for all the boring topics force fed yearly in the military. If you want to improve your SA or dive deeper into better decision making at your high risk job, this is the podcast for you!

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