Several years ago, I posted Major PJ Trembley’s Master’s Thesis on the Articles page. I had forgotten that at the time, Lt. Fred Leland of the Walpole, MA, Police Department, and owner of Law Enforcement & Security Consulting, Inc., had written an introduction calling attention to Maj Trembley’s paper for law enforcement professionals.
Boyd felt that his philosophy reflected deeper principles that manifest themselves in all forms of conflict, not just war — hence “Patterns of Conflict.” As the author of a book on how these principles operate in business, I obviously agree. Perhaps by examining their applications to law enforcement, which should not be thought of as conflict, per se, but which can have elements of it, we can develop a more profound understanding of these fundamental concepts.
Fred has kindly granted me permission to repost his introduction; I apologize for the slight delay.
Major PJ Tremblay just…