Lieutenant Colonel John D. Lock (retired 2002) is a graduate and former Assistant Professor of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His military career started in 1974 as a private and served commissioned assignments from 1978 ranging from West Germany to Sarajevo. His military and civilian education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His decorations include the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutists Wings, and the Legion of Merit. I have had the privilege of receiving signed copies of two of his many published books (Rangers in Combat: A Legacy of Valor; and The Coveted Black and Gold: A Daily Journey through the U.S. Army Ranger School Experience). He continues on multiple projects including writing novels and screen plays.
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Tim Kennedy holds a BA in Criminal Justice and joined the United States Army in 2004. He attended Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, and the Special Forces Qualification Course. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, where he served on Operational Detachment Alpha's and with the elite Commander's Inextremis Force (CIF) for four years. During this time he was also a sniper, sniper instructor, and combatives instructor. Kennedy deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom multiple times. Among Kennedy's multiple awards is the Army's Bronze Star medal, which was awarded for valor under fire. If this were not enough Tim started fighting MMA in 1996 and had a 30-1-0 amateur record before his first professional fight in 2001. Tim continues his MMA and military careers.
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Technology to Measure Sniper Physiology
Before I sign off, we have some new technology on this show and I'm told that while you will get a peek at it on the this week's episode you will be able to watch all of the footage from my new fabrication laboratory online after the show airs so I'll be brief here. We will be using multiple synchronized measurements to get inside not only the sniper's bubble but also his body as he prepares for and delivers the perfect shot. We will be monitoring the sniper's heart rate, respiration rate, and depth, electrical activity of key muscles, and using a thin force sensor on the trigger in order to synchronize these measurements to the all important trigger pull and shot release.
That's it for this week's "Blood on the Sand." I hope you're enjoying the more of everything that we are brining you this Season 3 of Deadliest Warrior!
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