NEW CLASS: Team Leader II

If you’ve followed me for any period of time, you’re familiar with the Tactical Decision Games (TDGs) that I put out on Tuesdays. My goal with those games is to get you to practice making tactical decisions and work through some basic mission planning. I now offer the chance to learn and experience the troop leading process with my new class, Team Leader II.

I cut my teeth in the training industry with my “Team Leader Class”, now called “Team Leader I“. My goal in that class is to teach students how to mold a group of like-minded individuals into a cohesive team. I teach small unit task-organization, creating a customized training plan for your team, conducting training events, and some tactical fundamentals. You leave Team Leader I armed with the knowledge and confidence to get your friend group organized and trained. That class has been very successful, as shown by my student’s reviews.

Team Leader I makes you an organizer and a trainer. Team Leader II develops your skill as a combat leader. Through this 3-day course you will get instruction and practice in mission planning and small unit tactics, with an emphasis on developing your tactical decision making. This class involves a good amount of force-on-force, meaning you get to pit yourself against a living, thinking opponent.

Topics covered include:

  • Mission selection
  • Mission Planning
  • Patrol route selection
  • Operations order creation
  • Leading rehearsals
  • Tactical decision making
  • Combat leadership

Unlike other small unit tactics courses, Team Leader II ensures that you get to practice leading a team yourself. This is critical for you to know and practice the why behind the what of the tactics, so you know how to use your “tactical toolbox” of skills. The use of force-on-force allows even experienced students to hone their skills against a dynamic adversary.

Team Leader I is not a prerequisite to attend this course, but I do recommend that you take these classes in order.

The packing list for this class can be found here. The next class is up on the training schedule for February 10-12, contact me directly to reserve your spot.

Published by vonsteubentraining

Mike is the owner and chief instructor of Von Steuben Training & Consulting (VSTAC). A self-described “Tactical Scholar,” he spent 6 years in the Marine Corps as a radio operator and small-unit tactics instructor. He has dedicated his life to honing the tactical prowess of himself and his fellow patriots, guided by the wisdom of his commanding officer, Jesus Christ. He can be contacted via email at

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