“I know that what you are doing is saving lives and dignity for officers, negotiators, and Warfighters.”
Most recently, GallantFew was invited to participate in the 13th Annual Georgia Tactical Officers Association’s annual training conference. Boone Cutler and Karl Monger presented to nearly 200 Georgia law enforcement officers. GallantFew was honored to support and be a part of the first WINX Conference, in November 2015, where law enforcement officers were encouraged to “think differently about training”.
In June 2012, the Western States Hostage Negotiators Association (WSHNA) invited Boone Cutler and Karl Monger to speak with the conference attendees on Warfighter issues. The invitation came as a result of the work Boone has done with Reno Nevada law enforcement agencies. Boone and Karl spoke for less than two hours, and afterwards many of the officers approached them and said this was the best training they had ever received at a conference.
One of the conference organizers wrote us: “…they were so excited about your information. One, you aren’t mental health professionals, you are on the “inside” and helping to inform and allow us the opportunity to understand. We may have broken a new barrier… your ability to respect law enforcement made such a difference…”
California Association of Hostage Negotiators (CAHN) – October 2012. Following CAHN we received this CAHN Post Conference Letter, an excerpt reads: “…We received numerous compliments on this presentation. Your contributions to this Conference exemplified the need for ongoing cooperation amongst the multiple facets of law enforcement and military personnel and how by education the line officers, strides can be made in the issues we face today.”
Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators (TAHN) – November 2012. A quote from an email from an attending policeman: “I wanted to commend you on your highly informative and entertaining presentation at the TAHN Conference in San Antonio this past week. I have attended several trainings on this topic, but none captured the cultural intelligence in the manner you both did. I know that what you are doing is saving lives and dignity for officers, negotiators, and Warfighters.”
The presentation uses video, a slideshow and personal stories that gives the officers insight into today’s veteran, or what Karl terms “The New American Veteran” and Boone calls “Warfighter”. Our goal is to increase the level of respect and cooperation between both Law Enforcement and Veteran communities. This article is an example of the success of our efforts.
For more information or to schedule your agency/association please email Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org .