Officer Frank Leland
The OODA Loop
Winning on the street requires you; observe, orient, decide, and act. Col. John Boyd explained a person(s) in a conflict must observe the environment, to include himself, his adversary, the moral, mental and physical situation, of potential allies and opponents. He must orient to what it all means, “what’s going on” which is part of the ongoing process throughout the tactical situation. Orientation involves the information observed, and how it’s interpreted based on ones genetic heritage, social environment, prior experiences (birth-present) and the ongoing circumstances (what’s happening now) that forms a ongoing picture of the situation. The results one forms during the orientation phase must be decided upon and an attempt need be made to carry out the decision, and finally, he must act.