Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

Dedicated shooter, seeker, traveler, teacher, trainer, educator

4 key lessons from the Las Vegas shooting response from Police 1

At Urban Shield, a Las Vegas Metro PD SWAT commander shared key takeaways from the police response to the massacre By Nancy Perry, Editor, Sep 12, 2018 On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on 22,000 Las Vegas concert attendees from … Continue reading

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The Pentagon Attacked – 9 SEPT 2001

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU     At approximately 09:45 on 11 SEPT 2001 the Pentagon came under attack by radical fundamentalists. After taking control of American Airlines Flight 77, a 757 loaded with innocent souls, hijackers intentionally piloted the aircraft … Continue reading

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Remembering 9-11

THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM 2001 – Until it’s over…. By Mark V. Lonsdale “No matter how long it takes, no matter where we have to look, our United States military will patiently and surely hunt down the murderers and … Continue reading

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Never Forget 9-11

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Why you should Never Forget 9-11…. It may be 19 years since 9-11 but the war still rages on in the shadows. Remember, they attacked us on land in 1998 when they hit the US … Continue reading

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Military Optic from Vortex

Vortex Awarded OTA for Army’s Next Gen Squad Weapon Fire Control Prototype Program We’re honored to announce that the US Army – PM Soldier Lethality awarded Vortex® an agreement to deliver the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC) Production Ready … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Law Enforcement Sniper

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Modern law enforcement snipers may not realize how good they have it with the current catalog of high quality sniper rifles, scopes, and accessories. Back in the early 1980’s the typical police sniper rifle was … Continue reading

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PHYSICAL SECURITY & VBIED BLAST PROTECTION

A General Guidance for Military Commanders tasked with Force Protection and FOB Security Operations By Mark V. Lonsdale The following paper was written by Mark Lonsdale while serving as a senior security consultant on a Department of Defense contract at a combined … Continue reading

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ARMED CONTRACTORS IN THE BATTLE SPACE By Mark V. Lonsdale

The following paper was written for a December 2006 conference at the US Army War College hosted by the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), and later published in the October 2007 issue of the IPOA journal. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Training Tip – Reality Based Training

By Mark V. Lonsdale, Director, STTU One of the perennial problems in law enforcement and SWAT training is a lack of reality based training. All too often officers take the easy route by handgun shooting on a square range at … Continue reading

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Core Principles for Law Enforcement

Robert Peel’s Principles In 1829, Sir Robert Peel established the London Metropolitan Police Force. He became known as the “Father of Modern Policing,” and his commissioners established a list of policing principles that remain as crucial and urgent today as … Continue reading

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