An award-winning former FBI agent with experience developing training programs, John Guandolo currently leads as president of Understanding the Threat, a consultancy he founded that is dedicated to threat management. John Guandolo’s consultancy provides information about hostile doctrine and offers tactical response recommendations through various training programs, including a session called Tactical Responses to Jihadi Attacks.
During this one- or two-day program, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and tactical teams receive comprehensive training on the jihadi threat in America that is designed to prepare professionals to respond to extensive military-style assaults on local populations. The program emphasizes that not only cities but also remote areas are potential targets for coordinated attacks, which means that first-responders must have the knowledge and skills necessary to defend their communities.
To better prepare local professionals, the training program includes an Understanding the Threat classroom segment and a Tactical Responses training session. The four- to eight-hour classroom portion provides a summary of the jihadi threat, reviews the militants’ modus operandi, and explains where the nearest threats are in relation to the training locale. In the tactical half of the program, participants spend time practicing shooting techniques and learning how to handle tactical situations involving cars and inside buildings.