NTOA › Forums › Operational Leadership › SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership I: SWAT Personnel Recruitment › Should SWAT Teams try to reach the younger generations and get them interested in SWAT? › Reply To: Should SWAT Teams try to reach the younger generations and get them interested in SWAT?
Not only should we, but we also have to. There is a succession in all business areas and this includes SWAT. If we do not include the next generation and the generation after that we will no longer have a team. Succession planning is an important leadership practice for all levels, commanders, team leaders, and even for the new probationary member. To ensure the future of the team we have to plan for it and this includes getting the younger generation interested in SWAT. If a team does not include the younger generations that team will seize to exist.