Pre-Battle Veteran: Hand to Hand Combat Training

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Lt. Col. Dave Grossman explains the concept behind this term, which he coined while a professor at West Point and how it connects with hand to hand combat training. Historically, veterans were those who had lived through combat. Today, with the use of realistic simulators, hand to hand combat training, airsoft and Simunitions, we have the capacity to create pre-battle veterans – trainees who have never been in combat but fight like veterans. This has made a whole new level of performance possible, as U.S. military forces and law enforcement agencies have proven in recent years.

Tags: Combat Training, Force on Force Training, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman