The Leadership Under Fire Team prepares leaders and organizations to navigate physical, mental, emotional and moral rigors in highly-competitive settings by developing strength of mind, body, character and critical thought in order to optimize human performance.
In the fall of 2006, the daily levels of violence directed at U.S. Marines and the Iraqi citizens in Fallujah had spiked to record highs. Captain Jason Brezler and his team of Marines were tasked to partner with disenfranchised Sunni tribes and expel Al Qaeda foreign fighters. In spite of tremendous risk, further exacerbated by the lethal nature of urban combat, the Marines in Fallujah prevailed in fostering an “Awakening” that served to stabilize the city and dismiss Al Qaeda’s bid for control.
In 2007, Brezler and his Marines returned home to their respective professions as firefighters, law enforcement officers and businessmen. As they transitioned back to normal lives, they recognized the lessons they learned under fire in the world’s most unforgiving environment had tremendous application to virtually every competitive endeavor – particularly the lessons about mission-oriented leadership and optimal human performance in ultra-competitive settings.
In early 2012, Brezler established Leadership Under Fire® as a formal company and began to build a diverse team of leaders, thought-leaders and scholars. Though diverse in experience, expertise and age, the LUF Advisory Team is committed to preparing leaders and organizations for the moral, physical and mental rigors critical to optimal performance and leadership in high-risk and highly-competitive settings.