Welcome to our LECMgt blog site, which we will routinely update with new industry-related stories thought to be of interest and importance to you. Our objective is to expand your knowledge and awareness of best practices in wargaming exercises, threat assessment and emergency planning.

Facilitating Tabletop Exercises

Facilitating Tabletop Exercises by Roger Mason PhD Introduction Tabletop exercises are employed by a wide variety of organizations and individuals to explore problems, assess readiness, and train individuals. There are two parts to a successful tabletop exercise, the design of the exercise and the facilitation of event. I have attended, participated in, and designed scores…

LECMgt 2022 Mid-Year Update

LECMgt 2022 Mid-Year Update Here is the latest update from LECMgt. As we pass out of the pandemic restrictions many deferred and delayed projects are back on track. We are still working from our beautiful Camarillo offices This looks like 2022 will be one of LECMgt’s busiest years. — Barbara Mason, CEO.     City…

Managing ICS as the Incident Commander

Managing ICS as the Incident Commander by Roger Mason PhD Introduction Your organization has trained for years preparing for a major disaster. You have been trained as an Incident Commander overseeing the emergency operations center. While you understand the broad concepts, you are uncertain about the nuts and bolts of managing a critical incident. This…

LECMgt 2021: A Year in Review

LECMgt 2021: A Year in Review So, what does an organization with a long history of traveling the world do when they are locked down. How can they solve their client’s problems during the second year of a worldwide pandemic?  You can sit on the couch in your reception area waiting for things to improve.…

Operational Wargaming: A Cautionary Tale

Operational Wargaming: A Cautionary Tale by Roger Mason PhD Introduction There has always been an attraction to operational wargaming. Throughout history, wargames have been used to prepare, refine planning, and solve problems during operations. Wargaming is a valuable practice in business, political, and military affairs.    Practitioners have attempted to use them to prove results,…

Designing Public Safety Games and Tabletop Exercises

Designing Public Safety Games and Tabletop Exercises by Roger Mason PhD Introduction Public Safety organizations employ tabletop style exercises to train their personnel. These exercises provide a flexible and cost-effective system to simulate a variety of critical incidents. This article will discuss how to design tabletop exercises and the next level of simulation complexity, wargames.…

Commercial Wargames and Experiential Learning

Commercial Wargames and Experiential Learning by Roger Mason PhD Introduction Albert Einstein is credited with the quote “Imagination is better than knowledge.” Knowledge can provide immediate answers, but imagination provides a horizon where the knowledge can be employed. This is certainly true with wargames. I do not believe that wargames are necessarily predictive, but they…