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Location & Date: Omaha, Nebraska / July 27, 2023

Understanding the Terrain: An Overview of Brain-Based Tactical Training Design


Course Description: This no-cost (complimentary) one-day seminar (lecture plus live-fire concept validation) surveys the latest in methods, concepts and tools for neuroscience-based firearms and use-of-force training. Attendees will gain an understanding of how the human brain learns, where traditional training methods fall short and why, as well as several high-level strategies to improve training efficiency along with student retention, skill performance, awareness, decision-making and de-escalation ability. Live-fire exercises will include use of Building Shooters’ revolutionary new NURO® Shooting System, a set of sensory stimulation and performance-measurement tools that are optimized for firearms and tactical training applications.

About the Instructor: Dustin Salomon is a former naval officer and author of the acclaimed book Building Shooters: Applying Neuroscience Research to Tactical Training System Design and Training Delivery, as well as Hitting in Combat, Mentoring Shooters, and four other books about the application of neuroscience and psychology research to training design. Dustin designed and ran the security and weapons training programs at two military commands, is an NRA certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and has conducted 20 overseas deployments (including two afloat). Dustin’s books are on many industry reading lists and are also in use as curriculum guides and instructor texts by numerous local, State, and Federal agencies. In 2022 Dustin helped New York State’s DCJS re-write its state-wide police recruit firearms curriculum from the ground up and is currently engaged with numerous law enforcement agencies and other organizations as a consultant in the field of firearms training design.  Dustin has spoken at the FBI Firearms Instructor Conference, the Georgia Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor’s Conference, the DEA Firearms Instructor School, the New York DCJS Firearms Instructor Workshop, the annual New York Department of Public Safety Criminal Justice Symposium, and the annual Force Science Institute Conference. He has a Bachelors of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Masters Degree in Security Management, and is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional.

Prerequisites: The ability to safely handle live weapons in a professional training environment.

Required Equipment: Handgun, holster, 150-200 rounds of factory ammunition, eye/ear protection.

Anticipated Start Time: 8:30am

Location: Will be provided to program participants along with additional details after successful registration and selection.

Please Note: This is not a shooting or tactics class. This seminar is intended for an audience of professional firearms and tactics instructors from within the law enforcement and military communities. Any person without the prerequisite skill necessary to conduct any live fire exercise safely will be asked to sit out that event. Any participants who exhibit unsafe / questionable behavior based solely on the professional judgement of the host(s) and/or instructor(s) will be asked to leave.

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