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SureFire Field Notes Ep. 35: The Operator Readiness Test, with Jason Falla

Redback One founder Jason Falla is a decorated veteran of the Australian Defence Force who served 12 years in Army Special Operations Command with 6 years’ service in Australia’s Tier-1 Counter Terrorist and Special Mission Unit, Special Air Service Regiment. Jason has over 22 months of classified operational deployments conducting special operations missions globally including combat deployments to East Timor, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

During his military career, Jason was a subject matter expert in Special Forces Roping and Rappelling, Special Forces Climbing, Mountain and Cold Weather Operations, Vehicle Mounted Mobility and Maritime Counter Terrorism. Jason has extensive experience in counter-terrorist operations and has core competencies in the following: Close Quarters Battle, Hostage Rescue, Special Operations Medicine, Counter Terrorist Driving, Advanced Urban Operations, Low Visibility Operations, Land Warfare and Small Unit Tactics, Combat Shooting, Protective Security Detail, Explosive Breaching and Special Reconnaissance and Surveillance.

Jason holds civil instructor certifications the following: NRA Pistol Instructor, HK Pistol Instructor, HK Sub-Machine Gun Instructor, HK416 Armorer, HKMP7 Armorer, and Safariland Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor. Jason is certified in Intermediate SWAT (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police SWAT), Advanced Explosive Entry and Basic Explosive Handler (FETT), Mission Specific Advanced High-Speed Evasive Driving (ITI), Cross Fit Level 1 Certified.

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7 Responses to “SureFire Field Notes Ep. 35: The Operator Readiness Test, with Jason Falla”

  1. Brendan says:

    Why doesn’t he flip his NVG’s up in daytime at least? IDK why that bothered me.

    • Will says:

      Sentinels create a pretty substantial tellietubby effect due to them not being able to swing outward when stowed like 31s/15s. It’s probably so he doesn’t snag them on shit, plus trying to closely mimic the conditions they’re emphasizing which is more than likely going to occur under nods. The weight distribution of a helmet+nods is enough to alter some mechanics especially when that center of mass is moved forward like when the nods are down. He’s a capable dude, I don’t think he’s doing it for gram credit. Regardless, I’m just here for that SR16 shorty *drools.

    • jbgleason says:

      I wondered too. It almost looks like he is looking just under them so I am wondering if he can tilt his head a bit and look through them. I have never tried that but, if possible, that would beat constantly flipping them up and down.

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  2. Mike M. says:

    When talking to one of his instructors he stated that they ran them that way over in the desert because they would go from daylight to pitch black when they entered a mud hut. So it was just easier to run them a little high and look under them in the day light but as soon as they got in a “dark” area they were already down and they could flow faster.

  3. Jk says:

    Dude is spot on, awesome to see a realistic shooting drill taught to be executed in full kit…nod’s are awesome, but damn if you don’t train with them to a certain level, watch how much they chingas you up..

  4. MSteele says:

    Did he mention the target distance? I was listening for it… Could have missed it.