The Science


The two greatest words in the English language!

There are other people out there who conduct human behavior training, but no one has the evidence to show that their programs actually work.

Except us!

The scientific basis is like no other; conscious awareness is unnecessary to detect and react reflexively to a threat. Certain human and environmental cues and clusters will evoke faster reactions and responses than conscious awareness.

Factors of the unconscious mind coupled with electrochemical neurotransmitters are the innate, intuitive, preprogrammed human survival and defense responses to external threat stimuli.

Please see the studies below for more information regarding the programs that Greg Williams has created in the past.

Border Hunter Research Technical Report
Border Hunter Research Technical Report

A longitudinal study on HBPR&A skill retention.

“Participants’ degradation of knowledge was very slight, failing to reach significance between the end of the course and two months later. This suggests that the participants were effectively retaining their Border Hunter knowledge after the course. In examining the reaction responses, it is clear that the respondents still regard the training experience favorably. They rated all aspects of the training very highly and acknowledged that they were using the skills they had gained in their own operations. Taken together, these results suggests that the Combat/Border Hunter skill set is operationally relevant, has utility, and can be retained.”

Combat Observation and Decision-Making in Irregular and Ambiguous Conflicts
Combat Observation and Decision-Making in Irregular and Ambiguous Conflicts

Detailed report on observation and decision making skills acquired in training.

“Greg Williams is a transformational character, who adapted his skills and abilities to defeat insurgents on the battlefields of Asia. As a trainer and practitioner of the art and science of profiling, Greg found meaning around him. He adapted his skills as a detective to the requirements of today’s infantryman. He proposed a new lexicon and added a dimension to problem solving that gave the user the advantage in time and space to kill, capture, or contact an adversary by combining his precepts about human nature with his insights about alien cultures and his expert knowledge of weapons and warfare.”

<strong>Evaluation of the Advanced Situational Awareness Training Pilot Program</strong>
Evaluation of the Advanced Situational Awareness Training Pilot Program

Report on the Effectiveness of the U.S. Army ASAT program that was developed by Greg Williams.
“The ASAT curriculum trains students to cognitively evaluate highly complex environments and emphasizes interpretation of nonverbal behaviors as a means to increase situational awareness. All three measurement methods provided evidence that exposure to ASAT training increased Soldiers’ ability to develop situational awareness through interpretation of nonverbal behavior.”

“All three means of program evaluation yielded support for the effectiveness and relevance of the ASAT program. Soldier reactions exhibited a consensus that the ASAT program provided some of the most relevant and valuable training yet received for execution of missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.”  

Limited Objective Evaluation of Combat Profiling for Small Units
Limited Objective Evaluation of Combat Profiling for Small Units

“For several reasons, Combat Profiling represents a very unique form of training from a psychological perspective. On the one hand, the course takes a very behavioral orientation towards profiling, where the behavior of people, events, and vehicles is the primary target of observation. This is in contrast to such aspects as cognition (what people might be thinking), culture, and language. The key assumption – that all people, including insurgents, behave consistently – allows small units to make observations from afar and construct reliable, valid baselines from which subsequent deviations can be detected.”

“We have identified 21 KSAs that we believe are fairly unique, leading-edge elements of Combat Profiling training. In fact, we believe these KSAs are true game-changers as they can greatly increase the ability of small units to identify and avoid lethal events as well as discern potentially lethal processes as they unfold.”

Using Behavioral Measures to Assess Counter-Terrorism Training in the Field
Using Behavioral Measures to Assess Counter-Terrorism Training in the Field

“Evidence was present in all three types of measures to indicate that behavioral pattern recognition and analysis skills were successfully acquired by most students (a mix of Army and civilian law enforcement personnel). The paper describes both the types of skills acquired and the statistical evidence that supports their acquisition over the course of field training. Implications for broader training of these critical skills are also discussed.”