Selleg, Jeff
Foundations of Modern Tactics
Hours: 4    Start Time: 08:00    End Time: 12:00    
SUN 18MON 19TUE 20WED 21THU 22FRI 23SAT 24

Modern tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) have their roots in the principles of conflict founded by the great military strategists through millennia. This seminar traces modern tactical decision-making to its roots in the great strategists. At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to better understand why modern day tactics work, but how the context in which they were derived. This will prepare tacticians to better apply their TTP's to given emergencies.

Course Objectives:

  • Why strategy matters
  • Thucydides and the Peloponnesian war
  • Sun Tzu's Art of War (So we think)
  • Machiavelli's Art of War
  • Napoleonic Revolution in Conflict
  • Jomini and strategy
  • Clausewitz on War
  • Jomini and Clausewitz shaping today's conflict
  • Terrorism as strategy

  • Jeff Selleg - Bio
    Commander Jeff Selleg has worked in law enforcement since 1996 and served as a member of Valley Regional SWAT from October of 2000 to July 2013 in an operational capacity, and returned as a SWAT Commander in 2015. He served in the capacity of entry team member, sniper, sniper team leader, and entry team leader. He holds certifications as an instructor in most of the disciplines associated with tactical operations. During this time, he has responded to numerous emergency calls and planned operations. He held the rank of Sergeant at the Port of Seattle Police Department from 2005 to 2013 when he was promoted to Commander, and has served both as a patrol commander and an administrative services commander with collateral duty commands over the Explosive Detection Canine Unit, the Bomb Disposal Unit and SWAT.

    Selleg has served as a member of the Washington State Tactical Officer's Association Board of Directors since 2007 and currently serves as the President. He has instructed hundreds of officers in his role as a Basic and Advanced SWAT instructor as well as hundreds of patrol officers attending the Valley SWAT regional Active Shooter Program. He served as an advisor to the National Institute of Justice - Tactical Technology Working group for the Department of Justice as well as a committee member to the National Tactical Officer Association's - National SWAT Standards Review Committee. Since 2012, Selleg has instructed for the National Tactical Officer Association facilitating the Team Leader Development Course, SWAT Command and Decision Making I and SWAT Command and Decision Making II. He assisted the NTOA as a committee member designing the curriculum of the NTOA's new Command College leadership development initiative and currently serves as the Chairman of the NTOA's Tactical Leadership Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Martin's University in Lacey Washington and a Master's of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University in Orange, California. Selleg has completed course work and his ABD towards earning his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership through Northeastern University in Boston.