The Debrief with Jon Becker

By Jon Becker

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Episodes: 37


The Debrief is an interview-based podcast that tells the stories of the leaders of some of the world’s top law enforcement and military units – individuals who navigate dangerous situations with their highly effective teams every day. Jon Becker founded AARDVARK at just seventeen years old. The company started out as a climbing equipment business, often selling gear to SWAT teams and operators. After attending law school and working in police litigation, Becker realized that the best way he could serve tactical operators was by producing and providing high quality gear and products that would enhance operator safety on the job. After AARDVARK’s expansion and success, Becker founded PROJECT7, a provider of purpose-built, scalable, and configurable tactical platforms. Throughout this decades-long journey, Becker has learned invaluable lessons about the lives and work of law enforcement and tactical operators, leading him to a deep understanding of the principles and core values behind highly effective teams. After keynoting for many years on the leadership of elite units and what he terms “culture-centric” leadership, Becker is putting those lessons into The Debrief, a non-profit podcast that serves the wider public. Although The Debrief focuses on the stories of tactical officers and team leaders, the audience is much more broad: leaders from all spheres, including business, entrepreneurship, communications, healthcare, law enforcement, and much more, will be informed and inspired by the lessons The Debrief has to impart. Jon and guests will cover conversations that are relevant to leaders of any field, including accountability, psychology, risk taking, and collaboration. The primary goal of The Debrief is to share these stories in the hopes of making us all better leaders, better thinkers, and better people. Learn more at

Episode Date
Becoming a Tactical Athlete with Kelly Starrett
Nov 20, 2023
Lessons Learned As A SEAL Officer and As The Asst Secretary of Defense – Michael Lumpkin
Nov 08, 2023
Nationwide Issues in Special Tactics: A Panel Discussion with the State Associations from the NTOA Conference
Oct 25, 2023
Lessons From an Officer Down and Traumatic Hostage Incident - Orlando, FL
Oct 13, 2023
Hostage Rescue In A Trailer Home - Hastings, MN – South Metro SWAT
Oct 04, 2023
Lessons Learned From 5 Decades of Police Leadership - Chief Mike Albanese - Part Two
Sep 22, 2023
Key Events in the Evolution of SWAT and CNT - Chief Mike Albanese – Two Part Series
Sep 13, 2023
Critical incident Review - Vegas Attack: Handling a Mass Casualty Incident – Dr. Kevin Menes
Aug 23, 2023
Lessons Learned From A Legendary Tier 1 Operator – CSM Tom Satterly (Ret.)
Aug 09, 2023
BPL#5 – Building Resilience In Those You Lead - Chief John Perez
Aug 02, 2023
BPL #4 Key Leadership Concepts – Chief Phil Hansen
Jul 26, 2023
Critical Incident Review – Jordan MacWilliams Charged with Murder for Shooting a Hostage Taker
Jul 19, 2023
BPL #3: Counter-Errorism and A Culture of Safety with Gareth Lock
Jul 12, 2023
BPL #2: Kevin Cyr - Making Difficult Decisions
Jul 05, 2023
Training & Tech – Recovering From Being Shot - Follow Up With Jordan Robison
Jun 28, 2023
Critical Incident Review - Fatal OIS SWAT Vehicle Takedown in San Bernardino
Jun 21, 2023
BPL #1: Bob Koonce – Using Nuclear Submarine Culture To Create High Reliability Teams
Jun 14, 2023
Coming Soon to The Debrief: Battle Proven Leadership (BPL) Episodes
Jun 07, 2023
Critical Incident Review - Inside the Breonna Taylor Case – Sgt. John Mattingly
May 24, 2023
Leaders & Legends - National Issues in Special Tactics - The NTOA Perspective – Thor Eells & Don Kester
May 03, 2023
Critical Incident Review - Medal of Honor Recipient - MSgt. Earl Plumlee
Apr 12, 2023
Leaders & Legends - Chief Phil Hansen – The Evolution and Leadership of Modern Tactical Teams
Mar 22, 2023
Critical Incident Review - Inside the Bataclan Hostage Rescue with a BRI Operator
Mar 01, 2023
Leaders & Legends - Inspector Kevin Cyr - RCMP ERT
Feb 01, 2023
Critical Incident Review - Buddy Brown - 1/16/18 - York County, SC
Oct 26, 2022
Training and Tech - Kris Allshouse - The Use of Drones in Law Enforcement
Oct 12, 2022
Training and Tech - Dana Vilander - Tactical Medics & Rope Work in Modern Law Enforcement
Sep 28, 2022
Leaders & Legends – John Perez – Securing the Rose Parade/Bowl & Authentic Leadership
Sep 14, 2022
Training and Tech - Toby Darby & Josh Wofford – Using Tactical Decision-Making Exercises to Improve Leadership
Aug 31, 2022
Leaders & Legends - Mike Hillman - Part 2 of 2 - The History of SWAT
Aug 17, 2022
Leaders & Legends - Mike Hillman - Part 1 of 2 - The History of SWAT
Aug 03, 2022
Training and Tech - Ed Hinchey – Body Armor and Surviving and Recovering After Being Shot
Jul 20, 2022
Leaders & Legends - Brent Stratton and Marcus Sprague – The California Association of Tactical Officers and The Doctrine of Tactical Science
Jul 06, 2022
Leaders & Legends - Lee McMillion - Inside LAPD D-Platoon (SWAT)
Jun 22, 2022
Leaders & Legends - Sid Heal - Part 1 of 2 - The History of LASD - SEB
Jun 08, 2022
Leaders & Legends - Sid Heal - Part 2 of 2 - Understanding Tactical Science
Jun 08, 2022
The Debrief with Jon Becker - Trailer
May 24, 2022