Who We Are
We are a team of US Special Operation Veterans, Public Safety Professionals, Technical Experts and Business Executives that use our collective experiences to improve the national state of emergency preparation and response. We are passionate about what we do and why we do it; we believe that the work that we are doing today will save lives tomorrow.
During the Global War on Terrorism, the U.S. Special Operations Command was directed to increase the quantity of counter-terrorism operations conducted on a daily basis. This required collaboration, interoperability, and information-sharing between all branches of the military, intelligence agencies, and coalition partners. These efforts lead to the development, validation, and adoption of a communication technique called the Gridded Reference Graphic (GRG). The GRG is a visual communication tool that combines a gridded overlay with high-resolution overhead imagery enabling all mission participants to communicate off of a sheet of paper about unfamiliar locations. The GRG is used in every counter-terrorism mission conducted overseas, and its value rests in its ability to enable simple communication and collaboration for operators under stress in unfamiliar environments.
In 2013, the lesson of the GRG was transitioned home around a dining room table when a group of Special Operators shared the concept of a GRG with public safety experts from the Rodgers Group LLC. They realized that the concept of the GRG would increase the safety of their children’s schools by enabling collaboration between first responders during emergencies at unfamiliar locations. Our Team began as a division of the Rodgers Group with the goal of improving communication and collaboration between first responders during critical incidents.
In 2016, Critical Response Group was formed as a separate company partnered with the Rodgers Group in order to transition and implement innovative technology and training techniques to increase the state of national preparedness. It is our goal to enable better decisions faster and to ensure collaborative communication during critical incidents. Our team of decorated Special Operations veterans and public safety experts are passionate about what they do and why they do it; we believe that the work that we are doing today will save lives tomorrow.