Chris Grollnek Parris Island Drill Movement Video - YouTube
Drill Instructor Sergeant Chris Grollnek, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina, Summer 1997. During the year 1997, while assigned to the Instructional Training Unit, Support Battalion for his quota after training several platoons with 3rd Bn M Company as a Drill Instructor and a Senior Drill Instructor, Sergeant Chris Grollnek and Sgt Cruz were hand-picked to develop and create a sample video for potential Drill Instructors before they would apply to school. The purpose of this video was to assist the Marines putting in for D.I. duty and to demonstrate the gravity of how in-depth the teach back process is to being sucessful at D.I. School.
This video went on to be the cornerstone, for approximately two-years, for candidates attempting to attend the Marine Corps elite Drill Instructor School. At the time of this video production, this school was rated as one of the most difficult Military Schools to complete. Class 2-96, the class number Chris Grollnek attended and graduated in the top three percent of began with 121 Marines while only graduating a total of 61. Upon review and feedback from Marines sent back to their unit was this portion was never given the value it needed before shipping off for school. The number one issue in that time period at D.I. School, on both coasts, was the solitary issue of teach-backs. There were no examples or videos at that time to explain the importance of such detail so the attrition rate would be near unmanageable.
Memorizing and performing teach-backs of the entire Drill Manual in concept was a little more difficult when attempting to do it live. The Commanding Officer of the Depot began with the idea to produce video and send it out to potential candidates to see the gravity of the teach-back and the weight it held for the school itself. This is a sample of several rough cuts, but fun to film in 2-hours with no notice. The memorization was one of the hardest things for many to learn to master before graduation. A drill instructor has to master the entire Drill Manual VERBATIM to graduate.
MARINE CORPS DRILL AND CEREMONIES MANUAL
One of the cornerstones of Marine Corps customs, courtesies and traditions is our execution of close order drill and ceremonies. These traditions are perpetuated from one generation to the next through constant use and practice. The “esprit de corps” of every Marine has been brought about by their ever-present feeling of pride, not only in their unit, but also in themselves. The preservation of traditional discipline, our customs and courtesies, and the heritage of our Corps is our duty. It is our further duty to see that the same high standard of discipline and esprit de corps is not only preserved, but also further strengthened. These intangibles must be passed on to the future Marines who will take their place among the ranks our Corps.
The object of close order drill is to teach Marines by exercise to obey orders and to do so immediately in the correct way. Close order drill is one foundation of discipline and esprit de corps. Additionally, it is still one of the finest methods for developing confidence and troop leading abilities in our subordinate leaders. Ceremonial duties are written deep into our history as a Corps. It is no coincidence that among the units famous for ceremonial prowess and spit-and-polish are also to be found some of the worlds most redoubtable fighting formations. The hallmark of the world’s fighting organizations, the Roman legions, the Spartans, the Foreign Legion, the British Brigade of Guards and many others is that they are as good on parade as they are in the field or in the attack.
While we no longer use drill and formations to align the ranks as was done for the phalanxes of Rome or the squares of Waterloo, drill and ceremony is still the foundation of instilling and developing discipline in any size unit and the individual. The Marine Corps has long enjoyed a worldwide reputation for sharp appearance and soldierly performance of duties. Our reputation as a Corps is built upon the legacy of those that came before us and puts us on par with the finest military organizations in the world’s history. This reputation has been enhanced by continually demonstrating that our execution of peacetime functions is excelled only by our performance in battle.
The special distinction that the Marine Corps has today in regards to drill and ceremonies is best exemplified by the saying “First on foot, and right on the line.” This privilege bestowed on the Corps by the Secretary of the Navy on 9 August 1876, gives Marines the place of honor in any Naval formation.
Today we continue the tradition of excellence associated with drill. Beginning with OCS and recruit training we continue to use close order drill as the foundation for developing discipline and esprit de corps. This process is the first step that transforms the civilian into a Marine and then develops the teamwork and unit cohesion. This process then continues in the operating forces through the proper execution of drill and ceremonies to maintain the same level of discipline and esprit de corps found at entry-level training.
This Manual has been the work of many dedicated Marines, past and present. The members of the current drill committee owe all those who have contributed to this collaborative effort a debt of gratitude. Because of this the members of the drill committee in reviewing and updating this Manual have attempted to remain true to this heritage and the traditions of our Corps. This is the first drill manual of the 21st century and we have attempted to provide for the needs of a modern Marine Corps while remaining faithful to the traditions of our past. Extensive research was done to ensure historical accuracy for terms and procedures. Changes were made only to standardize usage and, in some cases, ensure compliance with other Marine Corps directives. Finally, the intent was to produce a manual that would be easy to use.
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MARINE CORPS ORDER P5060.20 W/CH 1
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1. Purpose. The Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual is
designed to provide uniformity and standardization for all Marine Corps organizations. This Manual prescribes procedures for all close order drill and military ceremonial evolutions.
2. Cancellation. NAVMC 2691.
3. Summary of Revision. This Manual has been revised to incorporate minor changes to existing procedures and rearrange material more logically. Additionally, a large amount of new information has been added to the Manual. This Manual should be reviewed in its entirety.
4. Scope. This Manual encompasses all close order drill procedures for use by Marine Corps organizations with the exception of Marine Barracks, Washington, DC. The ceremonies outlined in this Manual are those traditionally executed by Marine Corps units. The only deviation from procedures outlined in this Manual are those authorized by specific provisions of the Manual.
5. Recommendation of Modification. Recommendations for improving or modifying the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual are invited.
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Overcome Fear with a Safety Plan in Your Nonprofit WorkplaceBy: Active Shooter Prevention Expert Chris Grollnek – Overcome Fear with a Workplace Safety Plan for Active Shooter Prevention
Topic: Active Shooter Prevention in the Workplace and Training for Preventing Violence
Written for: Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk, MissionBox co-founder and CEO
Kathryn says …
Questions about this level of security and active shooter preparedness for nonprofits is not my area of expertise. Therefore, I’ve called on two individuals with both knowledge and credentials in this field. I take your question very seriously for more than the obvious reasons. We hear daily about horrific acts of workplace violence and we are all concerned for our own safety and the safety of others. I was once threatened with gun violence by an unhinged, angry ex-employee. In my case, the situation was de-escalated, but the fear and stress were real and impacted my entire family.
Chris Grollnek, Active Shooter Prevention Expert says …
Active shooter preparedness covers a wide range of topics and is not just all about the mentally ill or angry individual who walks into your office, shooting. It encompasses more partly because, statistically, you are far more likely to be struck by lightning or killed by a shark than ever be involved in this sort of horrific scenario. More individuals are killed, annually, in automobile accidents in Texas, as compared to workplace gun-related deaths across the U.S.
I am not minimizing the suffering, loss and senselessness of even one person harmed by an active shooter or other violence in the workplace: I am just making the point that most workplace violence, as well as deaths from other traumatic causes, have nothing to do with guns. The media just doesn’t headline every incident of non gun-related workplace violence.
By necessity, active shooter preparedness is far more than gun violence protection-related drills. Good training covers far more common violence preparedness, such as anger-related dangerous behavior (the angry truck driver driving down a bike path in New York, for instance).
An important note: For anyone thinking of taking or contracting for this type of training, any workplace violence preparedness training instructor should be qualified and have extensive experience in this field. It is very important to do your homework! The wrong or inexperienced instructor can create unfounded fears, paranoia and inflict emotional damage, rather than educate employees. And when you interview a potential trainer, ensure that they are not leading with the “fear card.”
It is understandable and reasonable for you and your nonprofit colleagues to feel nervous about this unknown training. Nonetheless, I advise taking the training as a benefit presuming the company-provided the trainer is qualified.
That said, I can offer some reassurance with boundaries. Instead of looking at the training from a place of fear, attempt to view it as comparable to “fire safety training”. While the threat of fire is always there, we still conduct our daily lives knowing we need to be trained and prepared for a fire in our workplace; hence, annual fire safety drills. In the same way, we ready ourselves to remain safe should a fire occur, it’s best to get some general ‘what to do’ training in case of workplace violence. Knowledge is power, always, so don’t be afraid to learn more.”
I extend my thanks to our experts for responding to your question.
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Active Shooter Expert Vegas Mass Shooting Fox News Tucker Carlson
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Media Video Chris Grollnek Tucker Carlson Vegas Mass Shooting 2017 10 05 Grabien Tucker Carlson 2664 - YouTube
Chris Grollnek is one of the nations leading experts on the prevention of Active Shooter Incidents and highly sought for media interviews. In this interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Chris discusses the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 2, 2017 where over 50 people lost their lives and more than 500 were injured when a man opened fire on a country music festival.
The topic of this interview discusses the modifications of weapons and how they work in relation to what a supposed one-man mass murder was carried out. This marks the largest mass murder in modern history and the largest Active Shooter Massacre in our nations history. There are many components of an active shooter incident and this is a snapshot of the event itself. It is with a heavy heart and many prayers that Chris reaches out, if nothing else, to seek guidance to slow or nearly eliminate these incidents.
Active Shooter Expert on Vegas Mass Shooting Fox News Tucker Carlson
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The Party of Resistance Active Shooter – by Chris Grollnek
As the “NATIONS LEADING Active Shooter Expert” I’ll say this: The party of resistance is something our families never taught us, the media and “resistance” is preaching now. That’s not up for debate, it’s just the reality of the time and its time to stop. Do you recall teaching your youth or learning hate after the 60’s? I am a Democrat POST the Civil Rights times because the Democratic party was responsible for that atrocity! They lead the slavery movement and its wrong on every level, racism included.
Now their pushing this RESISTANCE movement, policemen, Congressman, Senators and now, YOU / us, our country is at risk. I am an Independent post 9/11 for privacy rights. I am a Republican because that’s the Party in Power & I support our country, PERIOD. This hate breeds and begets violence, @ CNN & Fox News et al, this is not a call to adjust programing, nor censor, but start reporting, not preaching hate and “gotcha’s” Non-sensible people commit acts like today because what they see and read you reporting! Four examples below in one week and Bernie’s “BOY” today, WRONG on every level.
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Active Shooter and Domestic Terrorism Expert
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There have been two documented dissenting options about this post. Both are correct about how Republicans and Democrats switched sides and ideas over about a 100 year time frame. I would say, [they] are painting a VERY broad brush of the Left and Right. Maybe I wrote my opinion this way as well, but in no way was my post meant to do anything but BLAME THE SHOOTER for this act of violence. What the “flavor” was meant to do is STOP assessing blame on everything BUT THE SHOOTERS and PERPETRATORS and we need some civility back. Even on our off line conversations, these people, fueled with hate ended up calling me names of both sides. Really? Racial slurs? Do you know where I come from, the color of my first girlfriend, life long best friend, GodChildren? NO! So lets be careful here, don’t judge me the way your excuses cover violence. Respectfully, Chris
p.s. yes, this was written for two specific haters and about 100 twitter keyboard commando’s – but I am a full disclosure person, so now you know.
Rapid Feedback Evaluation Process and Domestic Terrorism Prevention
An Analysis of the five steps which explain a “process” of a select set of data sources which could be used in each step of the process:
The rapid feedback evaluation (RFE) can begin after goals of a program to be evaluated are in agreement. In simplified terms this is the nexus of completing an evaluation at the starting point. Once the evaluability assessment (EA) is set, the RFE comes into play to ensure parameters within the evaluation itself. This helps with establishing the goals of the program, parameters for estimates that are not steadfast and finding similar programs to benchmark against. The RFE is not as hard and fast as an EA as those are published whereas RFE’s are not. One of the positive aspects of the rapid feedback evaluation is that is can begin on the notion of an idea of a program and assessment.
Breaking down the rapid feedback evaluation into common terms of my understanding would be again from a police agency perspective. When commanders and chiefs need to answer to city managers and city council members, this process can assist in providing sound data on the fly. This evaluation process provides a model for processes to be evaluated further down the road. Most importantly the rapid feedback evaluation provides the department leadership with a “snapshot” of the parameters it is operating in. With the increased liability departments face; programs, policies, and processes need to be able to assess at a moments notice for compliance purposes.
The five steps are as follows:
Step 1: Collect existing date on program performance. According to the text, data sources include agency records, program data systems, monitoring and audit reports, and research and evaluation studies. In simple terms looking to this information for fact gathering to determine if a program is working assumptions can be made quickly. For example, determining a use of force program in response to a Justice Department inquiry may require fast answers without the luxury of data mining for in depth responses.
Step 2: Collect new data on program performance. To keep this on my understanding and not straight from the text, I would say turning to an SME (subject matter expert) is the best fact finder for this step. Field training officers responding to use of force issues would more than likely be the best source to understand commonalities (if any) in a flawed program.
Step 3: Estimate program effectiveness and state the range of uncertainty in the estimates. To me, this step in the process provides a plus and minus parameter or acceptable margin of error. Sometimes quantitative data may not be available to effectively review a program in depth. In turn, assumptions can be made by best guess and technical estimates.
Step 4: Develop and analyze designs for more definitive evaluation. Determining cost, structure, breaking the mundane, normal avenue of evaluation are just a few portions of this step. This provides a specific goal and target at this point. Breaking this step down into simplified terms really relies on costs, disruption, and experimental (on many levels) designs to determine or test assumptions.
Step 5: Reach agreement on the design and intended use of any further evaluation. This final step is a summary of the previous four with likely costs, time, and program effectiveness. This step also helps determine possible uses of the information being evaluated (Wholey, Hatry, Newcomer, 2010).
Wholey, J.S., Hatry, H.P., Newcomer, K.E. (2010). Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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According to Chris Grollnek, the nations leading active shooter prevention expert and policy advisor on the subject of domestic mass murder prevention, this training works. Active shooter Training and Active Shooter Prevention is one in the same if done correctly. Far too often, people associate federal agencies and police departments with the solution to active shooters. The issues stem from the perspective of the customer.
Police can and do conduct training, but its all about response. Safe2Safest, LLC is a company founded on prevention and mitigating the time and risk from the time an incident may occur and the time it takes police to arrive. Zero to 17 and everything in between is the time to fill before any first responders arrive according to the FBI from a statistical gathering of response times. Further, if we can put in common sense markers to prevent mass shootings, why wouldn’t a company do it as a benefit to their employees, customers and visitors alike? Instead of observing this concert as a budget drag, one could argue its a prevention tool that is cost effective as a benefit for all and a solution if the unthinkable does occur. We won’t know what we prevent, but why risk the answer?
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Chris Grollnek Active Shooter Expert and Policy Advisor for Domestic Terrorism, the nations number one threat according to the FBI is Active Shooters and blending them with attacks that create multiple victims.
An Ohio gun shop owner refused to sell a gun to a man, despite the potential customer having cleared background checks. Now some are saying that in doing so, shop owner John Downs might have foiled plans for a mass shooting.
James Howard, 25, withdrew from his classes at Ohio University last Monday and allegedly assaulted an assistant hockey coach before driving to Downs’ store. Downs, however, turned him away. “Just the look in his eye… there was something about him. I don’t know. You really can’t explain it. He was going to do something. He was going to do something,” Downs told CBS News.
Howard returned to the gun store later that same day but Downs locked the door and had a customer call 911. The police later found Howard’s car with a gun in the back seat at a Walmart; Howard was in the process of purchasing almost 50 rounds of 20-gauge shot gun shell ammunition.
Hocking County Sherriff Lanny North told CBS he believed Downs’ gut reaction might have saved lives. “We don’t know what he may have prevented,” North said.
Howard, who has a history of mental illness, is being held on $125,000 bond for the possession of a firearm while allegedly being drug dependent or in danger of becoming so, as well as for reportedly purchasing his firearm by making false statements on his background check form.
The Active Shooter Phenomena – Chris Grollnek is an Active Shooter Prevention Expert. He spoke with The Mackenzie Institute after the San Bernardino shooting. For more information please view: The Active Shooter Phenomena
A very special thank you to The Mackenzie Institute for a great interview on The Active Shooter Phenomena. I also want to thank them for a great opportunity to share internationally such an important message. Chris Grollnek Nations Leading Expert on Domestic Terrorism Prevention and Active Shooter Response for individuals and their families.
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Interview 2,389 International 321 The Active Shooter Phenomena
The Security Guy Radio Show in Los Angeles this past week…
 Active Shooter Education with R. Justice Narvaez & Chris Grollnek - YouTube
Chris Grollnek National Radio Interviews December 2015
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The Marine Corps is one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. The Marines are a part of the Department of the Navy and operate in close cooperation with U.S. Naval forces at sea. The Marine Corps’ mission is unique among the services. Marines serve on U.S. Navy ships, protect naval bases, guard U.S. embassies, and provide an ever-ready quick strike force to protect U.S. interests anywhere in the world.
To perform the many duties of the Marine Corps, approximately 174,000 officers and enlisted Marines fly planes and helicopters; operate radar equipment; drive armored vehicles; gather intelligence; survey and map territory; maintain and repair radios, computers, jeeps, trucks, tanks, and aircraft; and perform hundreds of other challenging jobs
How are the Marines different from the Army?
The Marine Corps is the nation’s 911 force. Thousands of Marines are always deployed aboard naval amphibious ships ready to respond to an international crises. This ability to mobilize quickly has allowed the Marines to become the United States’ ready-reaction force.
The Army on the other hand is a much larger force and is used in larger and longer conflicts. At times, the Army will relieve the Marines after a period of time, much like what happened in Somalia.
The Marines also consider themselves to be a self-sustaining force bringing with it to battle its own air power, artillery and logistics support. Of course, Marines have to travel on Navy vessels in order to to get to its destination.
Marines also are proud to say that ‘every Marine is a rifleman.’ In other words, regardless if you are in the infantry, the air wing or a computer technician, you will given the proper training so that, if need be, you can perform as an infantryman if called upon. It is fair to say that this mentality does not exist in..
Retired 4-Star U.S. Navy Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons was recently at the National Press Club. And his claims are shocking.
It appears that the Obama Regime has been FULLY infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood terrorism front group on every level. And that pro-radical Islam group is also in every level of U.S. security agencies. Lyons went on to say that “the transformation of America has been in full swing ever since 2008.” And when Obama campaigned on a platform to “fundamentally transform America,” Obama has done exactly that!
In addition Lyons made the important point that there is no meaningful line between Islam and radical Islam. “Islam is Islam,” he said.
Speaking about Obama’s refusal to attend the recent march in France, reportedly attended by more than 50 world leaders to condemn Islamic terrorism following the gruesome murders of cartoonists who had the audacity to lampoon Islam, Admiral Lyons said that act was a “signal to Islamic Jihadis,” and is “one of many signals he sent over the years while in office.”
“There’s no question we got a hell of a job ahead of us,” Admiral Lyons said. “With the Muslim Brotherhood penetration in every one of our national security agencies, including all our intelligence agencies,” he proclaimed.
Admiral Lyons said that our “lead intelligence agency” is “headed by a Muslim convert,” a reference to Obama CIA head John Brennan.
The new GOP majority in both houses of Congress were elected to “stop the transformation of America, not to see how they could work with the president.”
There has never been a more important time to support the military, as it’s clear that they have a Commander-in-Chief who doesn’t have their best interests in mind. Please share this important message from Admiral Lyons!
Admiral Ace Lyons at National Press Club
During a private brief in Washington, Admiral Ace Lyons discusses what happens when the hands of mercer are tied against the actual threats this country faces. If you disagree, watch the video from someone who everyone in the room fell silent to when he was speaking until toward the end when they were forced to shut him down.
Shots Fired News Crew Covering Drive By Shooting - YouTube
Chris Grollnek, Active Shooter Expert discussing drive-by active shooter as reporter files story on the same topic. This reporter gives validity of what Chris has been part of twice and learning the actions of reacting to the threat and getting out as fast as possible. A temporary stop can turn to freezing instead if temporary status and the reporter, Kara did outstanding.
A reporter in Washington state was about to do a live shot about a drive-by shooting, when she witnessed a drive-by shooting.
KOMO reporter Kara Kostanich was reporting from Mount Vernon Saturday, when two cars sped by, and then shortly after, you hear the gun shots.
Kostanich told KOMO, “Of course my immediate reaction was just to get down. … I ran around the front of the Explorer, got in the passenger seat and ducked under the dashboard.”
The shootings have even left local officers on edge.
Chris Cammock of the Mount Vernon Police Department told KIRO, “We don’t usually experience something like this, and that’s what’s a little bit troubling about it.”
Detectives on the case are checking to see if these incidents are connected. The local police department has received quite a few tips about this most recent drive-by but are still looking for the drivers.