Testimonials

Tajikistan Police CT Unit (OMON) and the Kosovo Police Services Special Operations Organization

The TG, as a part of an International Democratic Policing Program being undertaken by OSCE and the US State Department and Department of Justice developed, taught and sustained a robust and dynamic Law Enforcement Special Operations program that streamlined all operations. In addition to training/sustaining critical skills TG Advisors accompanied the units on numerous Law Enforcement CT missions to assess and guide with 100% success.

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MASS DOC SOD

For 14 years the TG trained and sustained over 200 personnel to include members of a SWAT Team; Tactical Response Team; K9; Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Team; Command Group; Intelligence Section. The creation of a sound training and operational system within the organization streamlined and made more efficient/successful all missions undertaken undoubtedly saving lives. 

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Providence RI PD (SWAT)

A PPD SWAT Officer attended the TATSOR Group TTC which emphasizes sound tactical and situational awareness and provides foundation tactics and marksmanship training. Prior to class attendance the officer and his teammates often times cleared rooms as individuals (TG teaches minimum of 2 personnel clearing a room). On one of the first operations after school the officer participated in he found himself at a door in a house and recalling his TG training waited to go into the room until someone else could accompany him. He passed along that if he had entered the room alone as he had done in the past he would have probably been killed….in that room were two individuals with guns and ready to use them. 

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Wilson County TN SO (SWAT)

After attending a TG TLC program (Planning-Leadership) the newly assigned unit commander implemented what he learned in day-to-day special operations to include training and missions. The end result was a more streamlined and efficient system of planning and execution that culminated in mission successes at a 100% rate. This success has prompted the organization to request further training that will include but not be limited to the entire team attending a tailored LESO program at the SECURUS LLC ISOTF in July 2019 in order to fully adopt the TG system. 

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Cleveland Tn PD (SWAT)

Matt B./SWAT Commander---John’s Training Management System (TMS) and his guidance we have become a different team. Our knowledge and abilities have drastically improved and as a result lives have likely been saved. The sustainment training that is provided to our team keeps us sharp and has helped us progress much farther than if we would have continued training on our own. Training at the Integrated Special Operations Training Facility (ISOTF) in Florida has also been an incredibly beneficial experience for our team. The ability to conduct live fire training operations in nearly any environment we may encounter operationally is simply invaluable. Simply put, training with John and all of his adjunct instructors has been the most valuable and beneficial decision our team has ever made. 

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East Ridge TN PD (SWAT)

Robert W./SWAT Commander---I attended their Tactical Leader Course. The information I learned lead to a revolutionized tactical planning process and increased operational effectiveness for our SWAT Team. Since that time, we have found John Sieh and his TATSOR Group to be knowledgeable, passionate, and very eager to help us improve our operational capabilities. In addition to receiving invitations to observe team sustainment trainings conducted by TATSOR, their personnel have also attended and observed our sustainment training, and the provided insights lead to further improvements in our tactics and techniques. We’ve since sent team members to TATSOR Trainings on tactical team operations, sniper/precision marksman operations, specialized vehicle assaults, and tactical team instructor certification. We have every intention of continuing to send our operators to TATSOR courses. Developing a relationship with the TATSOR Group and utilizing their training and expertise has improved our ability to perform our mission more significantly than any other school or professional training.

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USAF Contingency Response Wing (USAF CRW)

Bryan M./USAF CRW Master Trainer--- John and the TATSOR Group...I wanted to reach out today and pass on a Thank You.  I received and email and an AAR from some of my former students who where ambushed during an advisory mission.  They passed on the training I had given them and forced them to drill over and over, saved their lives.  They had been in the middle of a training event when they where ambushed by a larger element.  They said their training kicked in and they where able to overcome the ambush and win the day.  They credited the training and my stubbornness forcing them to do it until they couldn't get it wrong is what saved their lives.  I passed on to them it wasn't my training I was just passing on the instruction you instilled in me.
I know your a humble man, but I can't thank you enough for sharing your wisdom with me, allowing me the opportunity give those Airman the tools they needed to survive the fight.

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Florida Highway Patrol (SWAT)

Eddie E./SWAT Commander---I have taken and sent troopers to TATSOR Group - ISOTF for instruction in Breaching Techniques, Basic Swat, Vehicle Assault, and Basic Sniper. I have found the instruction to be top of the line and relevant.
The facilities are up to date and very comfortable while staying on property. We plan to train with John in the near future. 

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Cleveland TN PD (SWAT)

Chris A./Tactical Commander---Our team began training with John Sieh in the spring of 2016. Since that time we have attended several of his courses. He has also conducted monthly sustainment training with our agency for the past year. I have attended several tactical courses throughout my time in SWAT, and Mr. Sieh's training is the best I have attended by far. His training is very professional and detail oriented. 

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Cleveland TN PD (SWAT)

Mark D./Former SWAT Commander---I am the former SWAT Commander of a one hundred officer department that serves a citizenry of approximately 50,000 people. I began my working relationship with John Sieh in 2015. Mr. Sieh brings a level of professionalism and real world operational experience into the classroom that is not exceeded in the law enforcement community. My agency has since contracted with John Sieh and his TATSOR Group exclusively to provide law enforcement special operations training to our SWAT unit. I highly recommend the courses of instruction provided by Mr. Sieh.

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Ohio DOC Special Operations (STAR)

Robert R./Team Leader---As the team leader for the Northwest Ohio Special Tactics and Response Team, we made the decision to reach out to John at TATSOR group concerning his Tactical Tracking course. At that time Ohio corrections did not offer that training. John was easy to work with and was willing to travel to Ohio and conduct the training which made it easier on our Operators.

We were impressed with his knowledge in the subjects he was teaching to include the firearms portion. The training John conducted was very physically demanding, 10 hours plus per day. This was not a class where you just show up, hang out, and go home every day. John expected a high level of commitment throughout the course. He expected a high level of comprehension from every operator prior to signing off on the course completion.

After completion of the course, Special Operations have since incorporated a tracking portion for all of their Tactical Operators. I feel that this course would be beneficial to all Law Enforcement Officers in the performance of their job duties.

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Raynham MA PD

Tom C./SWAT Officer---I am a police officer in Massachusetts and have had the honor and pleasure of training with John Sieh of the TATSOR Group. I started with John about 10 years ago and I have to say his training is the best I have received in my career. John's realism towards validating his theories and concepts only proves that his training is exceptional. I use the training I received every day on the job.  I can not thank John and the TATSOR Group enough for his attention to detail on the minor aspects that not only made me a better operator, but also a much better patrol officer.  I highly recommend taking any training that this team offers.

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Cleveland TN PD (SWAT)

Joshua H./Master Assaulter---  

I have found the TATSOR group courses and sustainment training to be of the highest professional caliber available to current law enforcement. It is, bar none, the level of training crucial to any part-time or full-time tactical team truly committed to professional and operational excellence. They offer the closest training tempo to military standards that I have seen since ending my active duty time in the Marine corps. I have observed our team shed foundational tactical issues plaguing law enforcement special operations to focused, highly functional professionals that should be a standard in our profession. The programs are the right style of progression from tactical marksmanship to planning to tactical engagement of operational anomalies experienced on the worst days for law enforcement. The live-fire application of tactics not only validate agency TTPs, but truly build competent, confident operators.

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Bridgewater MA PD (SWAT)

Carl M./Former MJ SWAT Commander---I have known John F. Sieh for [19] years, I first came to know him through being our SWAT Team sustainment trainer. John Sieh is responsible for training, evaluating and assessing our Department and regional Tactical Team in: Patrol Officers Tactical Courses, physical training, firearms, snipers, hostage negotiators, tactical operations, team movement, live fire exercises, Close Quarter Tactics, documenting training, pointing out deficiencies, equipment and overall needs to better qualify our department and regional team. His vast knowledge, experience, tactics and training gained over his thirty-year military career in the United States Army Special Forces is second to none. He has provided us with not only a strong foundational basis but has developed our department personnel and regional tactical team to become better skilled and high functioning through his tier training. 

At [62] years of age his physical endurance, mental discipline, attention to detail and demand for excellence is exemplary. Having trained Military and Law enforcement personnel both domestically and internationally he can teach and mentor anywhere. His most important quality is how humble he is in-regards to his accomplishments. It is only over time when you will hear others in the Military and Law Enforcement community speak of his expertise, high level of training and accomplishments. 

It is my pleasure and honor to know John F. Sieh, to call him a friend and to have received and been trained by a person of his caliber and sound reputation. I write this testimonial with a high degree of respect and admiration of him. 

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Cleveland TN PD (SWAT)

Whitney O./Assistant Master Sniper---I have been very fortunate to be able to train under John Sieh’s (TATSOR Group) supervision shortly after I became a part of my department’s SWAT Team in 2016. Having been through the Tactical Team Course (TTC) and Entry-Basic Sniper Observer Team Operations Course (EB-SOTOC), as well as a Full Mission Profile (FMP) Training session, at Integrated Special Operations Training Facility (ISOTF) in Altha, FL and completed our first year of monthly sustainment training both as part of the Entry element and Sniper-Observer element, I have to say John’s methods of training are unparalleled. His programs are very detail oriented and professional. The training our team has received through TATSOR Group has been and continues to be vital to our operational success. I have watched our team have huge gains in skill and knowledge. Our operations from planning to execution on through post operation debriefs have become seamless. I look forward to future training opportunities.

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