The Origins and Future of Tactical Decision Games (TDGs) with John Schmitt

September 13, 2022 | John Schmitt from ShadowBox Training

Recorded on September 13, 2022

Show Notes

Today we welcome John Schmitt to the podcast. John is a Senior Research Associate and the head of the ShadowBox Danger Division, which focuses on decision training for law enforcement, military, firefighting, and other high-risk domains.

John is a former Marine Corps infantry officer. As a captain, he authored Warfighting, the manual that introduced the Corps’ new Maneuver Warfare operational doctrine and became the manifesto for the Marine Corps reforms of the 1990s. Warfighting has been reprinted commercially as a management guide for business leaders.

John also invented and popularized tactical decision games (TDGs), which have become a staple of Marine Corps training and have been exported to other domains. In 1994 he authored Mastering Tactics: A Tactical Decision Games Workbook. He has authored hundreds of TDGs. In 1999 he and Gary Klein developed the Recognitional Planning Model, a staff planning methodology based on Klein’s Recognition-primed decision (RPD) model.

His hobbies include cycling, soccer, reading and arguing with Gary.

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