Military Practice 

Today, defense professionals face several critical challenges: emerging threats from state and non-state actors, technological disruption, cognitive warfare, socio-economic upheaval, and political uncertainty at home and abroad. Even the rate of change is accelerating rapidly. Leaders must also contend with internal and interagency friction as they develop and execute critical plans, operations, and strategies. They need flexible planning capabilities that allow them to sense and respond effectively to these pressing problems. We know this because we have lived it.


Red Team Thinking is a cognitive capability that engages critical thinking, enables mission command, and encourages diversity of thought so that the best ideas win. It represents the further evolution of the more formal decision-support red teaming methodology that has its origins in IDI’s Ipcha Mistabra group, was fully developed by the CIA and U.S. Army, and was later adopted by NATO, the British Ministry of Defence, and others. We have taken this battle-tested approach and made it faster to teach, quicker to deploy, and easier to use in real time by decision makers at all echelons.

We are red team leaders who have served with the American, British, and Israeli militaries. We established the Red Team Thinking Military Practice to arm defense leaders with the tools they need to make good decisions faster in today’s complex and rapidly changing world.

By employing Red Team Thinking, you'll learn how to make more resilient plans and make better decisions faster.


We offer comprehensive Red Team Thinking training, support, and certification for organizations and individuals that want think more strategically, plan more effectively, and think more clearly under pressure.

Our custom offerings range from half-day sessions designed to introduce your team to this revolutionary methodology to immersive training courses that will arm you and your team with the tools they need to make better decisions faster every day and conduct your own red teaming analyses of your strategies and plans.

This is not theoretical instruction; it is practical, hands-on training that you and your team can begin using right away. And because all our courses are modular, we can easily put together a program that fits with your training schedule.

Talk to us about the challenges you are facing and the goals you would like to achieve, and we’ll put together a customized training plan that meets the unique needs of your organization.


If you have a complex problem that you need to solve or a critical plan that you want to pressure test, we can help.



Our experienced red team leaders will work with you to select the right tools for the job based on the issue and the amount of time you can devote to it. At the same time, we will provide you and your team with access to our online, self-directed Red Team Thinking Boot Camp™ so that you can hit the ground running. We will lead you and your team through a comprehensive Red Team Thinking analysis of your strategy, plan or problem using an array of analytical, imaginative and contrarian techniques.


By the time we take our first break, you will have begun challenging your assumptions, gained powerful new insights, and surfaced new ideas and options. As we move from divergent thinking to convergent thinking, your team will make your plan better, stronger, and more resilient.

This is not consulting.

We bring the questions; you bring the answers – because the truths you need to hear already reside inside your organization. Our job is to help you uncover them, examine them, and act on them.


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Red Team Thinking is for organizations that know they can always do more, go farther, and fly higher.

If you’re happy with where you are and do not want to change, then you don’t need Red Team Thinking. But if you want to make better decisions, create a culture of innovation, and become a disruptor rather than one of the disrupted, contact us to learn how Red Team Thinking can help you thrive in an uncertain future.