Don’t make the error of discounting the publicly available wisdom of H. John Poole. For those that don’t do well with, ‘mil-speak,’ his first volume, “The Tiger’s Way,” is a great primer. For those that do, specifically DD214 holders, “The Last Hundred Yards: The NCO’s Contribution to Warfare,” is a superb starter. He has a series of works that all revolve around a better (more effective, less casualties, lots of Sun Tzu) way of employing team tactics in defense as well as offense. All of his works (admittedly some more than others) provide good, solid methodology to help get your NPT up to snuff in the tactical world.
His latest work is called, “The Strategic Rifleman,” and provides the best all around description of a more effective method of executing Neighborhood Protection Team (NPT) initiatives should a grid down situation occur, especially when no (or very little) technology is available. Of course, it’s written with the American military in mind, and focuses greatly on the mid-east, but the lessons for the NPT trainer contained within it are significant in number, such as being able to relate effective penetration of a perimeter might be accomplished by well trained team members (think marauders). It is a superb resource that will outline the skills necessary not only to perform what he suggests, but how to train against the same tactics being used against your NPT. It also has a great table on page 180 that outlines exactly the most effective methods for training your NPT from his other volumes. Costs less than $12 on amazon.
This is meat. Eat it up.